What role does the Greenwich IWWA play in implementing the statute?

The state requires municipal regulation of activities affection wetlands and watercourses. The Greenwich IWWA enacted regulations (PDF) pursuant to the state mandate and updates the regulations from time to time. 

The IWWA has seven regular members and three alternates. The members are residents of town and volunteers. Currently, the disciplines of architecture, engineering, law, and natural resources management are represented on the IWWA and members have access to CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection training modules for additional education. The professional staff provides technical guidance and offers constructive problem-solving.

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1. Contact Us
2. What is a wetland?
3. What constitutes a watercourse? If a stream dries up periodically, is it still a regulated watercourse?
4. How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
5. Why does Connecticut protect wetlands and watercourses?
6. What role does the Greenwich IWWA play in implementing the statute?
7. I want to tend my wetlands and watercourse responsibly. What should I be doing?
8. I’m in the early planning phase of a project. Can someone at the IWWA give me guidance?
9. Is someone from the town able to come to my property to talk about my wetlands?
10. I want to buy a home which has a “Declaration of Wetlands and Watercourses” filed on the land records. What does that mean?
11. What is a “Regulated Activity”?
12. Why is a there a regulated area “buffer” next to wetlands and watercourses?
13. What can be done with seasonally wet areas on my property?