Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Agency

 Welcome to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Page!

 Regulations and Bylaws 

Wetlands Regulations - Adopted April 21, 2020                     Wetlands Bylaws - Revised November 2022

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

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Wetlands Application

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. All Wetlands Applications must be submitted physically to the office of Planning and Zoning. 

Agendas & Minutes 

Available for public view in the Town Clerk's Office

2/20/24 Regular Meeting | Most Recent Minutes | Notice of Action

All application materials are available for public view in the Planning Department.

February 20, 2024- Regular Meeting- Master Packet

NOTE: The 2/20/24 IWWA Meeting will be in the Scitico Room of Enfield Town Hall-Basement Level


YouTube Link to view the meeting Live: Enfield-Television

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

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Previous Meeting Documentation

February 20, 2024 - Reg Meeting

Master Packet

February 6, 2024- Reg Meeting-Cancelled

Master Packet

January 18, 2024 - Special Mtg (Virtual)

Master Packet

January 2, 2024 - Reg Mtg

Master Packet-TBA
Link

December 19, 2023 - Reg Mtg

Master PacketNotice of ActionLink

December 5, 2023- Reg Mtg

Master PacketNotice of ActionYouTube Link

November 21, 2023- Special Mtg

Master PacketNotice of Action

October 17, 2023-Reg Mtg

Master PacketNotice of ActionYouTube Link

October 3, 2023-Reg Mtg

Master PacketNotice of ActionYouTube Link

September 19, 2023-Reg Mtg

Master PacketNotice of ActionYouTube Link

September 5, 2023- Regular Meeting

Master PacketNotice of ActionYouTube Link

July 20, 2023 - Special Meeting

Master PacketNotice of Action-AmendedYouTube Link

June 20, 2023 - Regular Meeting

June 20, 2023 - Master PacketJune 20, 2023 - YouTube LinkJune 20, 2023 - Notice of Action

June 6, 2023 - Regular Meeting

June 6, 2023 - Master PacketJune 6, 2023 - YouTube LinkJune 6, 2023 - Notice of Action
June 6, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

May 16, 2023 - Regular Meeting

May 16, 2023 - Master PacketMay 16, 2023 - YouTube LinkMay16, 2023 - Notice of Action
May 16, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

May 2, 2023 - Regular Meeting

May 2, 2023 - Master PacketMay 2, 2023 - YouTube LinkMay 2, 2023 - Notice of Action
May 2, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

April 18, 2023

April 18, 2023 - Master PacketApril 18, 2023 - You Tube LinkApril 18, 2023 - Notice of Action



April 4, 2023 - Regular Meeting

April 4, 2023 - Legal AdApril 4, 2023 - Master PacketApril 4, 2023 - YouTube Link
April 4, 2023 - Notice of ActionApril 4, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

March 21, 2023  Regular Meeting

March 21, 2023 - Master PacketMarch 21, 2023 - YouTube Link
March 21, 2023 - Notice of ActionMarch 21, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

March 7, 2023 - Cancelled

February 21, 2023 - Regular Meeting

February 21, 2023 - Master PacketFebruary 21, 2023 - YouTube LinkFebruary 21, 2023 - Legal Action Ad
February 21, 2023 - Notice of action

February 7, 2023 - Regular Meeting

February 7, 2023 - Audio Recording
February 7, 2023 - Master PacketFebruary 7, 2023 - Notice of Action
February 7, 2023 - YouTube LinkFebruary 7, 2023 - Legal Action Ad

January 31, 2023 - Special Meeting

January 17, 2023 - Regular Meeting Cancelled

January 3, 2022 - Regular Meeting

January 3, 2022 - Master PacketJanuary 3, 2022 - Notice of Action
January 3, 2022 - YouTube LinkJanuary 3, 2022 - Legal Action Ad

December 20, 2022 Regular Meeting - Cancelled

December 6, 2022 Regular Meeting

December 6, 2022 - Master PacketDecember 6, 2022 - Notice of Action
December 6, 2022 - YouTube LinkDecember 6, 2022 - Legal Action Ad

November 15, 2022 Regular Meeting

November 15, 2022 - Legal Action AdNovember 15, 2022 - Notice of Action
November 15, 2022 - Master PacketNovember 15, 2022 - YouTube Link

November 1, 2022 Regular Meeting

November 1, 2022 - Legal Action AdNovember 1, 2022 - Notice of Action
November 1, 2022 - Master PacketNovember 1, 2022 - YouTube Link

October 18, 2022 Regular Meeting

October 18, 2022 - Legal Action AdOctober 18, 2022 - Notice of Action
October 18, 2022 - Master PacketOctober 18, 2022 - YouTube Link

October 4, 2022 - Regular Meeting

October 4, 2022 - Legal Action AdOctober 4, 2022 - Notice of Action
October 4, 2022 - Master PacketOctober 4, 2022 - YouTube Link

September 20, 2022 - Regular Meeting

September 20, 2022 - Legal Action AdSeptember 20, 2022 - Notice of Action
September 20, 2022 - Master PacketSeptember 20, 2022 - YouTube Link

September 6, 2022 - Regular Meeting

September 6, 2022 - Legal Action AdSeptember 6, 2022 - Notice of Action
September 6, 2022 - Master PacketSeptember 6, 2022 - YouTube Link

July 19, 2022 - Regular Meeting

July 19, 2022 - Legal Action AdJuly 19, 2022 - Notice of Action
July 19, 2022 - Master PacketJuly 19, 2022 - YouTube Link

July 5, 2022 - Regular Meeting

July 5, 2022 - Legal Action AdJuly 5, 2022 - Notice of Action
July 5, 2022 - Master PacketJuly 5, 2022 - Recording

June 21, 2022- Regular Meeting

June 21, 2022- Legal Action AdJune 21, 2022- Notice of Action
June 21, 2022- Master PacketJune 21, 2022- YouTube Link

June 7, 2022- Regular Meeting

June 7, 2022- Legal Action AdJune 7, 2022- Notice of Action
June 7, 2022- Master PacketJune 7, 2022- YouTube Link

May 17, 2022- Virtual Regular Meeting

May 17, 2022- Master PacketMay 17, 2022- Notice of ActionMay 17, 2022-YouTube Link

May 3, 2022- Cancelled.

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

                                                           

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Email questions/concerns to the Wetland Agent: 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.