Passing a Protective Wetlands Bylaw

Intact wetlands can provide a great deal of protection from storms and floods—so in protecting wetlands you are also protecting your residents and their properties. The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) has a bylaws, regulations, and policies web page dedicated to helping communities create and pass wetlands bylaws and ordinances. Here you can find the product of hundreds of years of combined science, legal, and professional experience in the form of MACC-drafted materials, including a continually updated model bylaw. You can also find important and pertinent state and federal regulatory information and environmental policies.