Wetland Protection for Landscapers

Understand your responsibilities when working near wetlands.

​All landscape improvement projects and landscape maintenance must be done in compliance with the state and local Wetlands Protection regulation.

All construction, grading, and vegetation cutting within 100 feet of a wetland resource area or 200 feet of a river must be approved and permitted by the Conservation Office or the Conservation Commission. The maintenance of existing landscape features is allowed without a permit. 
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What Should I Do Before Starting a Project?

  1. Determine if your project will occur within a wetland or buffer zone
  2. Call the Conservation Office if you have any questions
  3. Complete the required application
  4. Attend a public hearing
  5.  Get a permit before starting work