Why are wetlands protected?

Wetlands are important for the protection of surface and groundwater supplies, they help prevent storm damage, provide flood control, and they provide habitat to fisheries, shell fish, and wildlife. Wetlands act as nature's "water purification system" and are extremely vital to a healthy environment.

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1. Do I need a wetlands permit for structures (like a shed) if it is in lawn area?
2. Do I need a permit to remove a hazardous tree(s) in a Wetland Resource Area?
3. Does the Commission have a local wetlands bylaw?
4. When do I need to file for a permit with the Conservation Commission?
5. Why are wetlands protected?
6. How do I know if I have wetlands on my property?
7. How do I get a wetlands permit from the Commission?
8. Does the Town have an Open Space and Recreation Plan?
9. Am I allowed to walk my dog off-leash on Town property?
10. Where are the Town's conservation land & trails, and how can I get trail maps?
11. I would like to reserve Town land for an event, how do I get a permit?
12. Where can I hunt in Westborough?