4 Uxbridge Road
Sutton, MA 01590
The mission of the Conservation Commission is to conserve, to protect, and to preserve for the common good all natural resource areas including open space in the Town of Sutton. The Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw (hereinafter the “Bylaw”) is intended to be administered as a mandate unto itself and an adjunct to MGL c. 131, Section 40, Chapter 258 of the Acts of 1996 their Regulations and 310 CMR 10.00 (the Rivers Protection Act Regulations), and as they may be amended from time to time. Where the Bylaw differs from or exceeds State law, it is by inference to aid in the consistent and effective implementation, regulation and enforcement by way of further definition, explanation, specification, illustration and example. The authority of the Bylaw rests in the Home Rule statutes of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Bylaw shall function as the vehicle by which the Conservation Commission (the “Commission”) may supplement State law and control work and activities likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon resource area(s), the environment, and their interests, including but not limited to, public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, water quality and level water pollution control, fisheries, wild and aquatic life habitats, all rare and endangered species habitat, impacts of agriculture and aquaculture, recreation and aesthetic values important to the Town.