Conservation Commission

Meeting Information

The Conservation Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. of each month at Waterford Town Hall, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Membership Information

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About Us

The Waterford Conservation Commission serves as the Inland Wetlands Agency; reviewing applications, issuing permits and enforcing activities affecting inland wetlands and watercourses in accordance with the Waterford Inland Wetlands and Watercourses regulations and CT General Statutes 22a-36 through 22a-45.  The Conservation Commission also carries out the statutory responsibilities of a municipal Conservation Commission, maintaining a survey of natural resources, reviewing land use proposals and making recommendations to other Boards and Agencies on natural resource identification and protection, and Open Space preservation.

You can view the Waterford Inland Wetlands and Watercourses regulations and map by following the links at the top left corner of this page.

** The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses map is compiled from the USDA, Soil Conservation Service Soil Survey of New London County and is for general information purposes only. It does not represent field delineations of inland wetlands and watercourses. The map cannot be used for permit applications.

The precise location of inland wetlands and watercourses shall be determined by the actual character of the land and soils on a given property. Determining the location and boundary of inland wetlands and watercourses on a property requires the expertise of a duly qualified soil scientist or wetland scientist.

Wetlands: soil types designated as poorly drained, very poorly drained, alluvial or floodplain soils.

Watercourses: include rivers, streams, brooks, waterways, lakes, ponds, marshes swamps, bogs and all other bodies of water, natural or artificial, public or private, vernal, intermittent or perennial.