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100 Winnacunnet Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: 603-929-5808
Fax: 603-929-2941

Hampton Conservation Commission

Welcome to the Hampton Conservation Commission’s website!

The Hampton Conservation Commission was formed to protect and preserve the existing freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and wetland buffers in Hampton. It is in the public interest to protect the valuable functions these areas serve, such as providing habitats for fish, wildlife and flora; groundwater protection; stormwater control; nutrient and pollution filtering; and recreation and aesthetic enjoyment.

Commission Members
Jay Diener  (Chair)
Barbara Renaud (Vice Chair)
Pat Swank

Steve Scaturro
Peter Tilton, Jr.

Sharon Raymond
Diane Shaw (Financial Administrator)
Gordon Vinther (alternate)
Anthony Ciolfi (alternate)

Dan O’Connor (alternate)
Nathan Page (alternate)

Conservation Coordinator
Rayann Dionne
Office Hours: M-W
Conservation Commission Meetings
When: Fourth Tuesday each Month
Where: Town Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Open to the public


Wetland Conservation District Zoning Ordinance



Hampton Victory Garden

  Rain Garden Cost Share Grant

 Preparing for Climate Change

Hampton Victory Garden

WELCOME TO THE HAMPTON VICTORY GARDEN!                                                                 The Hampton Victory Garden is located on Barbour Rd.  In 1991, the Conservation Commission finalized the purchase of a 33- acres parcel owned by Leston Perkins.  Mr. Perkins had used the property as a chicken farm.  In 1992, with the help of …

Preparing for Climate Change

     Preparing for Climate Change This project is led by a local steering committee including Residents and Town Officials of Hampton, Hampton Falls, Seabrook and members of the Seabrook-Hamptons Estuary Alliance. There is no cost to the communities participating. This project is funded by a federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded …

Permit Determination

Are you working near a pond, wetland, stream, salt marsh, or the ocean? Then you need to determine which permits are needed before any work begins If your property abuts a salt mash, pond, stream or mucky area; if there is standing water at any time of the year within 50 feet of your project; …

Permitting Process

Completing the Town Wetlands Permit Application Town Wetlands Permit (click to access a copy of the permit) Application Requirements 1.      Design/Plot Plan – Bird’s eye view of your property 2.      Plan must include the following features a.       Lot corners b.      Edge of the wetland or Highest Observable Tide Line (HOTL) c.       Include the following structures …

Public Access & Conservation Lands – Includes Maps

White’s Lane (Town Owned Land) One of the goals of the Town’s Master Plan is to create a Town forest in the White’s Lane/Twelve Share area.  “Twelve Share,” is named after the original 12 shares of land granted by the King of England to the first settlers of the area.  The Town of Hampton accumulated …

News and Events

Scouts Clean Up Town Forest and Ice Pond The Hampton Conservation Commission would like to recognize and thank Boy Scout Troop 162 (Mr. Richard Tharp – Scout Master, Joey Cummins, Henry Pallatroni, Owen Pallatroni, Ajay Panesar, Liam Perkins, Johnny Simmons, and Christian St. Jean) for their great clean-up efforts these last two Saturdays in the …

Helpful Resources and Links

Tidal/Salt Water A Volunteer's Handbook for Monitoring NH's Salt Marshes Common Salt Marsh Plants in NH Functions and Values of a Salt Marsh Life in New Hampshire Salt Marshes – A Quick-Reference Field Guide Phragmites Factsheet Threats to the Salt Marsh Environment What is a Mudflat? What is a Salt Marsh? What is a Sand …

Open Space Committee

  Mission Statement It is the mission of this committee to conserve and acquire open space lands, forested lands, freshwater wetlands, tidal marshlands and farmlands in Hampton thus ensuring their protection through good stewardship and land conservation.  The intended use of such lands includes: passive recreation, common space, woodland, farmland and preservation lands.   Function The …

Soak Up the Rain Hampton – Promoting Green Infrastructure

"Using green infrastructure to protect and restore clean water in our local rivers, streams, estuaries, and ocean" WHAT IS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE? Green infrastructure is a general name given to an approach using environmentally friendly techniques to stormwater management. Examples of green infrastructure include: rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs, dry wells, and pervious pavers or …

2016 Conservation Warrant Articles

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments Warrant Article #4:  Article II – Districts, Section 2.3.1 Purposes and Section 2.3.2 B Definitions – Inland Wetland  Amend the "Purposes" section to include vernal pools in the list of areas protected by the Wetland Conservation District. Update the “Inland Wetlands” definition to include examples of inland wetlands such as non-tidal …