The Dracut Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, M.G.L Chapter 131, Section 40, and the Dracut Wetlands Protection Bylaw. Any altering, filling, dredging, or grading of land within 100 feet of any wetland, including lakes and ponds, or within 200 feet of a river or perennial stream will require a permit from the Conservation Commission. Wetlands are determined by vegetation, soils, and hydrology and are not always obvious to the untrained eye.
If you have a project in mind, the Conservation Agent may be able to help you determine if your project will occur within a wetland or buffer zone, but you may need to get a professional wetlands expert. The Conservation Department can provide you with instructions and forms for submitting permitting forms to the Dracut Conservation Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
The Committee generally meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Selectmen's Chambers on the Lower Level of Town Hall, 62 Arlington St, Dracut.
Meetings are listed in the calendar on the website's home page and on the right-hand side of this page. You can get notified of upcoming Conservation Commission Meetings.
Agendas and Minutes:
The Conservation Commission's Agendas and Minutes can be viewed in the Agenda Center.