The Hingham Land Conservation Trust (HLCT), founded in 1972, works to acquire, preserve and maintain exceptional landscapes in Hingham, Massachusetts. The land trust also educates the public about the value of Hingham’s conservation land and advocates for local land preservation efforts. HLCT owns three major properties in Hingham: Jacobs Meadow (on Main Street behind Wilder Hall), Eel River Woods (on Cushing Street) and Whortleberry Hollow (off Cushing Street close of Whiting St.), as well as some smaller conservation parcels. HLCT sponsors guided walks on conservation lands in Hingham and adjacent towns and publishes a yearly newsletter about local conservation efforts. In 2010, HLCT updated and republished a map of conserved open space in the Town of Hingham, Parklands for the Public. HLCT is now working on another update of the Parklands map, which we hope to publish in the fall of 2017.

The HLCT:

  • Holds 60 acres in neighborhood areas
  • Protects 34 acres through conservation restrictions
  • Works with public and private conservation groups to support land planning and
    preservation projects
  • Grants a yearly High School Senior scholarship for environmental studies
  • Sponsors guided walks on conservation lands in Hingham and adjacent towns

Read about the history of HLCT >