Current Projects & Updates

Projects Under Construction and/or Recently Permitted through Notice of Intent

Mill Pond Dam Removal, Hacketts Pond Dam Repair, Factory Pond Dam Repair, University Sports Complex expansion (formerly known as Starland), Dairy Queen, Brother's Roast Beef retail building, Coastal Volkswagon, Jannell Ford, Webster Village, Sconset Landing, and the Fireworks Site project.

Conservation Commission By-Laws and Rules and Regulations

The Hanover Wetlands Protection Bylaw (the Bylaw) protects additional  wetland types and protects those areas to a greater extent than the State Wetlands Protection Act (MGL c.130 s.40).  The Bylaw can be found in the General Bylaws under section #6-14, and is also listed separately on this website.  Any changes to the Bylaw must be done at a duly posted Town Meeting. 

In order to further define the Bylaw and set forth processes and procedures, the Commission has written a set of Rules and Regulations.  Currently, the Conservation Agent is reviewing this document in an effort to make it more user friendly and streamline the permitting processes.  In order to finalize revisions to the Rules and Regulations, the Commission will post a public hearing at the Town Clerk's Office and in the Hanover Mariner for a future date, during which the public will be able to comment.  

Invasive Species Removal Project

The Conservation Commission has added a condition to its standard Order of Conditions that encourages and allows the removal of non-native invasive speices within resource aeras and their associated buffer zones.  To learn more about invasive species that can damage your landscape and the natural spaces around it, go to: