What is a “Regulated Activity”?

A Regulated Activity is any operation within or use of a wetland or watercourse which alters, pollutes, or otherwise impacts the resource. This includes: 

  • Construction
  • Deposition of material (soil, plants, yard debris, etc.)
  • Discharge of polluted stormwater
  • Otherwise altering the wetland, watercourse, and/or their adjacent upland review area
  • Placing of structures
  • Removal of material (excavation and clearing of vegetation)

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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?