Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency


                   Welcome to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Page!

 Regulations and Bylaws 

Wetlands Regulations - Adopted April 21, 2020                     Wetlands Bylaws - Adopted May 5, 2020


Questions, concerns, or complaints about Wetland Areas? Scroll to bottom of page for agent contact information.

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NEW!!!!  2022 Wetlands and Watercourses Application and Checklist

Starting January 1, 2022, the Wetlands and Watercourses Agency has revised their Application. The document can be accessed here: 2022 Inlands Wetlands & Watercourses Application and Checklist Form. This document is available for pick up in the Planning and Zoning Office.


Next Regular Meeting  May 3, 2022 in the Council Chambers at 7PM

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.

Next Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)| All Agendas | Most Recent Minutes (PDF)

Please scroll down to see previous recordings, legal ads and legal action ads, master packets, and notice of actions.


Master Packet

Master Packet for 4/19/2022 IWWA Regular Meeting

Latest Legal Ad- No Legal Ad for 5/3/22

YouTube Link to view the meeting Live:  Click Here


CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS: NONE

NEW PUBLIC HEARINGS: NONE

Old Business-N/A

New Business- N/A

Applications to be Received-N/A



Click the link below for Public Instructions for Land Use Meetings

Public Instructions for Landuse Meetings


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Previous Meeting Documentation

April 19, 2022- Regular Meeting

April 19, 2022 - Legal Action AdApril 19, 2022 - YouTube Link
April 19, 2022 - Master PacketApril 19, 2022 - Notice of Action

April 5, 2022 - Regular Meeting

April 5, 2022 -Legal Action AdApril 5, 2022 - YouTube Link
April 5, 2022 - Master PacketApril 5, 2022 - Notice of Action

March 15, 2022- Regular Meeting

March 15, 2022- Master PacketMarch 15, 2022- Notice of ActionMarch 15, 2022- YouTube Link

March 1, 2022- Regular Meeting

March 1, 2022- Legal Action AdMarch 1, 2022- YouTube Link
March 1, 2022 -Master PacketMarch 1, 2022- Notice of Action

February 15, 2022- Regular Meeting

February 15, 2022- Legal Action AdFebruary 15, 2022- YouTube Link
February 15, 2022- Master PacketFebruary 15, 2022- Notice of Action

February 1, 2022 - Regular Meeting

February 1, 2022 - Legal Action AdFebruary 1, 2022 - YouTube Link           February 1, 2022 - Recording
February 1, 2022 - Master PacketFebruary 1, 2022 - Notice of Action

January 18, 2022 - Regular Meeting

January 18, 2022 - Legal AdJanuary 18, 2022 - Legal Action AdJanuary 18, 2022 - Recording
January 18, 2022 - Master PacketJanuary 18, 2022 - Notice of ActionJanuary 18, 2022- YouTube Link

January 4, 2022 - Regular Meeting

January 4, 2022 - Legal Action AdJanuary 4, 2022 - YouTube Link
January 4, 2022 - Master PacketJanuary 4, 2022 - Notice of Action

December 21, 2021 - Regular Meeting

December 21, 2021 - Legal Action AdDecember 21, 2021 - YouTube LinkDecember 21, 2021 - Recording
December 21, 2021 - Master PacketDecember 21, 2021 - Notice of Action

December 7, 2021 - Regular Meeting

December 7, 2021 - Legal Action AdDecember 7, 2021 - YouTube Link
December 7, 2021 - Master PacketDecember 7, 2021 - Notice of Action

November 16, 2021 - Regular Meeting

November 16, 2021 - Legal AdNovember 16, 2021 - Legal Action AdNovember 16, 2021 - Recording
November 16, 2021 - Master PacketNovember 16, 2021 - Notice of Decision

November 3, 2021 - Special Meeting

November 3, 2021 - Legal AdNovember 3, 2021 - Legal Action AdNovember 3, 2021 - YouTube Link
November 3, 2021 - Master PacketNovember 3, 2021 - Notice of Action

October 19, 2021 - Regular Meeting

October 19, 2021 - Legal Action AdOctober 19, 2021 - YouTube Link
October 19, 2021 - Master PacketOctober 19, 2021 - Notice of Action

October 5, 2021 - Regular Meeting

October 5, 2021 - Legal AdOctober 5, 2021 - Legal Action Ad
October 5, 2021 - Notice of ActionOctober 5, 2021 - YouTube Link

September 21, 2021 - Regular Meeting

Sept. 21st 2021 - Legal Action AdSeptember 21, 2022 - YouTube Link
September 21, 2021 - Master PacketSeptember 21, 2021 - Notice of Action

September 7, 2021 - Regular Meeting

September 7, 2021 - Legal Action AdSeptember 7, 2021 - Recording
September 7, 2021 - Master PacketSeptember 7, 2021 - Notice of Action

July 20, 2021 - Regular Meeting

July 20, 2021 - Master PacketJuly 20, 2021 - Notice of ActionJuly 20, 2021 - Recording

June 15, 2021 - Cancelled

June 1, 2021 - Cancelled

May 18, 2021 - Cancelled

May 4, 2021 - Regular Meeting

May 4, 2021 - Legal Action AdMay 4, 2021 - YouTube Link
May 4, 2021 - Master PacketMay 4, 2021 - Notice of Action

April 20, 2021 - Regular Meeting

April 20, 2021 - Legal Action AdApril 20, 2021 - YouTube Link
April 20, 2021 - Master PacketApril 20, 2021 - Notice of Action

April 6, 2021 - Regular Meeting

April 6, 2021 - Legal Action AdApril 6, 2021 - YouTube Link
April 6, 2021 - Master PacketApril 6, 2021 - Notice of Action

March 16, 2021 - Regular Meeting

March 16, 2021 - Legal Action Ad March 16, 2021 - YouTube Link
March 16, 2021 - Master PacketMarch 16, 2021 - Notice of Action

March 2, 2021 - Cancelled

February 16, 2021 - Cancelled

February 2, 2021 - Regular Meeting

February 2, 2021 - Legal AdFebruary 2, 2021 - Legal Action AdFebruary 2, 2021 - YouTube Link
February 2, 2021 - Master PacketFebruary 2, 2021 - Notice of Action

January 19, 2021 - Regular Meeting

January 19, 2021 - Legal AdJanuary 19, 2021 - Legal Action AdJanuary 19, 2021 - YouTube Link
January 19, 2021 - Master PacketJanuary 19, 2021 - Notice of Action

January 5, 2021 - Regular Meeting

January 5, 2021 - Legal AdJanuary 5, 2021 - Legal Action AdJanuary 5, 2021 - YouTube Link
January 5, 2021 - Master PacketJanuary 5, 2021 - Notice of Action

December 15, 2020 - Regular Meeting

December 15, 2020 - Legal AdDecember 15, 2020 - Legal Action AdDecember 15, 2020 - YouTube Link
December 15, 2020 - Master PacketDecember 15, 2020 - Notice of Action

December 1, 2020 - Cancelled

November 17, 2020 - Cancelled

November 4, 2020 - Special Meeting

November 4, 2020 - Legal AdNovember 4, 2020 - Legal Action AdNovember 4, 2020 - YouTube Link
November 4, 2020 - Master PacketNovember 4, 2020 - Notice of Action

October 21, 2020 - Special Meeting

October 21, 2020 - Legal AdOctober 21, 2020 - Legal Action AdOctober 21, 2020 - YouTube Link
October 21, 2020 - Master PacketOctober 21, 2020 - Notice of Action

October 6, 2020 - Regular Meeting

October 6, 2020 - Legal AdOctober 6, 2020 - Legal Action AdOctober 6, 2020 - YouTube Link
October 6, 2020 - Master PacketOctober 6, 2020 - Notice of Action

September 16, 2020 - Special Meeting

September 16, 2020 - Legal AdSeptember 16, 2020 - Legal Action AdSeptember 16, 2020 - YouTube Link
September 16, 2020 - Master PacketSeptember 16, 2020 - Notice of Action

September 1, 2020 - Regular Meeting

September 1, 2020 - Legal AdSeptember 1, 2020 - Legal Action AdSeptember 1, 2020 - YouTube Link
September 1, 2020 - Master PacketSeptember 1, 2020 - Notice of Action

August 5, 2020 - Special Meeting

August 5, 2020 - Legal Action AdAugust 5, 2020 - YouTube Link
August 5, 2020 - Master PacketAugust 5, 2020 - Notice of Action

July 21, 2020 - Regular Meeting

July 21, 2020 - Master PacketNotice of Action Regular Meeting  July 21, 2020 - YouTube Link

July 7, 2020 - Regular Meeting

July 7, 2020 - Master PacketJuly 7, 2020 - Notice of ActionJuly 7, 2020 - YouTube Link

                                                                       

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Members

The agency is comprised of 5 members for a total of 5 Commissioners. Spots are available for this Commission.

Staff Liaison and Wetlands Agent: Georgienna Driver; (860) 253-6356 or Email questions/concerns to gdriver@enfield.org

Duties

Recognizing the importance of inland wetlands and watercourses to the health of the environment and quality of life in Enfield, the Town Council established, by ordinance, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency. The authority for creating this local regulatory agency comes from CT General Statutes, Sections 22a-36 to 22a-45 inclusive.

The duties of this agency involve carrying out and effectuating the purpose and policies of "The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act" of the state, which also recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving these features in the public interest, for the health, welfare, and safety of the citizens of the state.

The agency is responsible for regulating and permitting any proposed clearing, filling, excavation, paving, grading and discharge of storm water in and within 100 feet of any wetlands and/or watercourses. This 100 foot "regulated upland review area" extends to 200’ for proposed activities along the Connecticut and Scantic Rivers, Beamans Brook and Freshwater Brook, upstream of Elm Street crossing (excluding tributaries). Activities occurring outside of these upland review areas that still have potential to negatively impact wetlands and/or watercourses may also be regulated by this agency.

Agency Powers

The agency enforces all provisions of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act and shall issue, with or without modifications, or deny permits for all regulated activities involving inland wetlands, watercourses and upland review areas in the Town of Enfield. The agency also provides, through regulation, the manner in which the boundaries of inland wetland and watercourse areas in the town shall be established, amended or changed.

Additional Information

Vernal Pool presentation sponsored by the Conservation Commission: YouTube Link  and PowerPoint Presentation.