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Each property owner is responsible for that determination and must hire a qualified wetlands professional to make such an assessment. If your project involves getting a Building Permit, you will be required to supply a letter signed and stamped by a qualified professional engineer, wetlands scientist or land surveyor stating that "no work will be done within 100 feet of wetlands or within 200 feet of a perennial stream or river."
Any work within a 100 foot Buffer Zone from wetlands or 200 feet from a perennial stream or river requires a permit from the Conservation Commission as required by state and local regulations. If there is a question as to whether your project requires such a permit, please call the Conservation Commission Office at 508-785-0032, ext. 233, for more information before you begin any work.
Most engineering companies have wetlands professionals on their staff. The yellow pages, MACC (Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions in Belmont), or the Internet are resources. The Conservation Commission office also has a list.
Once the Conservation Commission receives a complete filing the following time schedule generally applies:
For fees email the Conservation Commission Office or call at 508-785-0032 ext. 233.
For information on walking trails owned or managed by the Conservation Commission and organizations other than the Town of Dover, please visit the Open Space for Walking page.
Dogs are allowed in Wylde Woods as long as they are under owner control at all times and cleaned up after.
Yes, you are welcome to use the trails in Wylde Woods for horseback riding.