Wetland Delineation

What is a wetland delineation?
It is simply the act of establishing the boundary between wetlands and uplands (or non-wetlands).

Why is a wetland delineation needed?
To find out if you are subject to local, state, or federal jurisdiction wetland laws.

Summary of Projects

  • Municipal DPW Project — Gloucester, MA
  • Essex Sewer Delineation – Essex, MA
  • Nashoba Valley Regional High School– Bolton, MA
  • Town of Exeter Groundwater Treatment Plant – Exeter, NH
  • Municipal Landfill Closure – Hillsborough, NH

Municipal DPW Project — Gloucester, MA
Delineation of wetland resource areas for a sewer line extension

SEC was part of the project team designing and permitting the sewer line extension in Gloucester, MA, with the responsibility of delineating wetland resource areas jurisdictional under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Gloucester General Wetlands Ordinance.

Essex Sewer Delineation – Essex, MA
Wetland Delineation

Seekamp Environmental Consulting, Inc. (SEC) was sub-contracted to delineate wetlands within 100 feet of a proposed sewer line in Essex, Massachusetts. The project involved extending the City of Gloucester sewer along a seven-mile stretch of roadway, bordered on either side by both town-owned and private (primarily residential) property.

The scope of services associated with this project was conducted over the course of approximately six weeks, and included preliminary review of the sewer routing area; delineation of all freshwater and coastal wetland resources within 100 feet of the sewer route, preparation of a report describing each wetland resource; preparation of sketches depicting the wetland resources delineated onsite.

Nashoba Valley Regional High School – Bolton, MA
Delineation of Wetland Area

Seekamp Environmental Consulting, Inc. (SEC) was enlisted by H.L. Turner Group, Inc. to provide wetlands consulting services associated with renovation and expansion of Nashoba Valley Regional High School, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. SEC’s involvement in the project included the delineation of jurisdictional wetland resources within 100 feet of the proposed work; preparation of materials associated with filing a Notice of Intent application with the Town of Bolton and the MA Department of Environmental Protection; coordination with the applicant, H.L. Turner Group (Project Architect / Engineer) and pertinent regulatory agencies; and representation at subsequent public hearings and site walks.

Town of Exeter Groundwater Treatment Plant – Exeter, NH
Wetland delineation and vernal pool assessment

Seekamp Environmental Consulting., Inc. was retained by Weston and Sampson to provide wetland delineation of jurisdictional wetland resource areas for the Town of Exeter Groundwater Treatment Plant project. The project involved the delineation of wetland areas located within 100 feet of the proposed Water Treatment Plant and preferred water main routing along Larry Lane, Court Street, Crawford Avenue, Gilman Park, and the Stadium Well site located on Phillips Exeter Academy land across the Exeter River.

The delineation included areas of bank along the Exeter River, wooded swamp wetlands including Prime wetlands in the Town of Exeter, and several drainage swales / intermittent stream areas along the route. In addition Seekamp Environmental canvassed the proposed route to review / identify areas of Vernal Pools and their approximate location with respect to the proposed water line route. A Wetland Delineation Report was prepared detailing the wetland delineation and resource characteristics.

As the Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS), Patrick Seekamp stamped the Overview Plan of the project and water line routing prepared by Weston and Sampson for submittal to the Town of Exeter and The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection (NHDES).

Municipal Landfill Closure – Hillsborough, NH
Wetland Delineation

Seekamp Environmental Consulting, Inc. (SEC) was chosen by Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., to assist with the Hillsborough Landfill Project in Hillsborough, NH. The scope of work included reviewing the entire 60-acre landfill property to locate wetland resource areas, delineating and flagging those areas, and preparing a descriptive report of the findings in preparation for the capping and closure of the landfill. Seekamp Environmental Consulting, Inc., was able to perform the necessary work promptly so that the engineering and permitting for the project could proceed.

 

 

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