Wetlands are Wonderful!
Weston wetlands have a number of important values. They provide wildlife habitat, protect drinking water supplies, and create flood storage. Wetlands can be ‘dry’ most of the year and therefore, you may be unaware that you have wetlands on or near your property. The Massachusetts Protection Act regulates any activity proposed within 100-feet of wetlands or 200-feet of perennial (year-round) flowing streams, even on private property. Over half of the recent wetland loss in Massachusetts is the result of illegal filling and alteration of this critical habitat. If you are contemplating conducting any work on your land (i.e. cutting live or dead trees or shrubs, expanding lawn, re-grading, building), please contact the Conservation Office at 781-786-5068. To learn more about the importance of wetlands, please visit: http://www.weston.org/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5363