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Inland Wetlands and Watercourses
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Connecticut has a long history of protecting its water and land resources. In 1972, the state legislature enacted the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act (IWWA, sections 22a-36 through 22a-45 of the General Statutes of Connecticut), which requires the regulation of activities affecting the wetlands and watercourses of our state.  In 1987, the IWWA was amended to declare it is the "public policy of the state" to require municipal regulation of such activities.  The DEEP Inland Wetlands Management Section provides training, regulatory, and technical assistance to Connecticut’s municipal inland wetlands agencies.  For information regarding inland wetland and watercourse management and protection please view the links provided on the left side of this web page. Connecticut's citizens will find the General Information link helpful. 
2016 Municipal Inland Wetlands Agency Comprehensive Training Program:  The 2016 comprehensive training program online course offered through Central Connecticut State University is now available for registration and completion.  The course will remain open for registration until November 1, 2016; and will be available to registered participants until November 15, 2016.  This course is tailored for the new inland wetlands agency member or staff, or those seeking a refresher of their roles and responsibilities.  For more information view the "Training for Wetland Agencies" link on the left side of this page.
New Email for Submission of Regulations:  View the "Legislation, Regulation & Case Law" link on the left side of this page for additional information. 
Municipal Contact Information:  Municipal inland wetlands agencies and staff please view our current staff directory to ensure the information is up-to-date.  Please use this web-based form to provide current information. 
Join our E-Newsletter:  A Newsletter for Municipal Inland Wetlands Agencies is produced by the DEEP Inland Wetlands Management Section and is tailored for Connecticut's municipal inland wetlands agencies.  The newsletter will allow the Inland Wetlands Management Section to provide timely announcements, updated guidance, and share information.
Award Winning Training Videos:  Three videos are available which: 1) examine the Connecticut Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Act including critical topics such as the municipal inland wetlands agency meeting, making the record, and timelines for applications; 2) discuss the importance of various maps and how to understand site plans; and 3) review the functions and values of wetlands and watercourses.  For more information view the "Training for Wetland Agencies" link on the left side of this page.        

For further information, contact the Inland Wetlands Management Section at (860) 424-3019.
Content last updated on April 27, 2016.