What activities are prohibited in Wetlands and Floodplains?

Under the law, no one may "remove, fill, dredge, or alter" any wetland, any floodplain, or any land within 100 feet of a wetland without a permit from the Greenfield Conservation Commission. The term "alter" includes but is not limited to any destruction of vegetation, any change in drainage characteristics or flow patterns, or any change in the water table. Examples of activities which require a permit include construction of a house, garage, or shed, filling to enlarge a backyard, installation of drainage ditches, and disposal of landscaping debris and other materials.

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Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 5:30 pm
Franklin County Technical School,  82 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls
Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wed, Nov 30, 2022, 4:30 pm
Franklin County Technical School,  82 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls