Can the Conservation Commission give me advice on what I can and cannot do on my property?

The Conservation Agent is available to assist you in determining the presence and type of wetlands on a lot. The Agent can determine the appropriate application to be filed with the Commission and provide general guidance in developing a proposal to be submitted. In addition, there is a "Citizen's Inquiry" session at the beginning of each meeting where residents may bring minor questions or concerns to the Commission. If you have a more complex issue, please contact the Conservation Office and arrange to be placed on the agenda of a Conservation Commission meeting. The Commission and its agent are not equipped to provide formal planning, design, engineering, surveying, or wetland delineation services.

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1. Where can I purchase sediment control products?
2. What is the procedure for obtaining approval from the Conservation Commission? My project may be in an area regulated by the commission jurisdiction.
3. What information is needed to present a project? If approved by the Conservation Commission, are other approvals needed?
4. What are the laws and rules that regulate wetlands in Rockport?
5. How do I find out if my property is in a location that has activities regulated by the Rockport Conservation Commission?
6. Can I clean out my stream?
7. Do I need to file for permission to do landscaping?
8. How long does it take to begin a project once my application has been submitted?
9. Do I need to hire an engineer or wetland scientist?
10. What do I do with the department of environmental protection file number?
11. What does abutters' notification mean?
12. What happens if I do not file an application?
13. Which permit application should I use for my project?
14. Upon submitting my application, how long does it take to be put on the agenda?
15. Which areas are protected wetlands?
16. Why can’t I just fill in the little swamp in the backyard?
17. Why do I have to file with the Conservation Commission?
18. Why do we bother protecting wetlands anyway?
19. Can the Conservation Commission give me advice on what I can and cannot do on my property?