The Conservation Commission is charged with the responsibility of protecting wetland resource areas under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act , M.G.L. CH. 131, s.40 and regulations 310 CMR 10.00. The Commission protects eight functions of all wetland resource areas, which are the following:
Prevention of Pollution
Protection of Fisheries
Protection of Ground Water Supply
Protection of Land Containing Shellfish
Protection of Public and Private Water Supply
Protection of Wildlife Habitat
Storm Damage Prevention
Dredging, altering and filling wetlands are regulated by this law. “Wetlands” are not just cattail marshes. They include intermittent streams, riverfront and other areas that may be dry for extended periods of the year. Wetlands can be determined by a wetland scientist or botanist and are delineated through looking at three parameters: soils, vegetation and evidence of hydrology.
Protection & Preservation
The Conservation Commission also is charged with the protection and preservation of land. If you are interested in protecting your land please call us at 508-946-2406.
Pratt Farm located at: 10 East Main Street Middleborough, MA 02346