Wetland Protection and Restoration
Wetlands are environmentally-sensitive areas which have historically been viewed as a nuisance, and a hindrance to development. Since the founding of the Massachusetts, nearly a third of wetland in the state have been destroyed. In the 1960's Massachusetts passed laws protecting wetlands and their public benefits. Wetlands provide the public with both ecologic and economic values. On top of being a habitat for diverse populations of wildlife and fish, they also act as a filter for our waterways and groundwater supply. The also act as a buffer for flooding, reducing peak flows. Due to their sensitivity and value, developing around wetlands can be difficult, requiring accurate survey and delineation.
The below plan shows our work surveying and delineating a wetland area in Hingham and Norwell.