Can I build next to wetlands?

You may be able to build within 100 feet of wetlands and within 200 feet of a perennial stream if you obtain the proper permits and approvals from the Conservation Commission and all work complies with state and local wetland laws. You cannot do anything within 25 feet of the wetland boundary and structures are prohibited within 50 feet of the wetland boundary pursuant to the Seekonk General Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Regulations.

Any proposed activity that is greater than 100 feet from the wetlands and greater than 200 feet from a perennial stream is not under the Commission's jurisdiction unless that activity causes a negative impact to the resource area.

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1. Can I cut trees near the wetlands?
2. Can I build next to wetlands?
3. How do I determine if there are wetlands on a property?
4. Why are wetlands protected?
5. I have mosquitoes in my backyard, what can I do?
6. I have wetlands in my backyard and they are messy, can I clean them up?
7. Can I discharge water from my washing machine into the wetlands?
8. Can I pump my pool water into the wetlands?
9. Aren’t wetlands considered “wastelands”?