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. HLCT also maintains and publishes a map of conserved open space in the Town of Hingham, Parklands for the Public, which is available as a PDF on this website. Members can request a copy in printed poster form.