IntroductionThis guide was created to help citizens better understand the inland wetlands process so that they may participate more effectively and have a more active and positive role in protecting wetlands and watercourses. The Planning Department has provided the information contained in this guide for educational purposes and it is not intended as legal advice. As statutes, regulations, and ordinances are subject to change, please consult with the Planning Department for the most up to date information.Using this GuideTo navigate through the pages of this guide, please use the links to the right. You will note blue hypertext throughout this guide. These will either open a new tab, a new window or take you directly to other web pages and documents, where you can get more information. To return to this guide from outside documents or pages, close any new tabs or windows or hit your back button. Many documents are in Adobe PDF format, which requires Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader that you can download here.