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If they are native plants, yes. You can also ask the Conservation Assistant for the recommended buffer zone plantings species native to eastern Massachusetts. For additional native plant ideas, visit one of the following websites about native shrubs and plant value (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact the Conservation Department.
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Determination of Applicability in response to a Request for Determination of ApplicabilityOrder of Resource Area Delineation, in response to a Notice of Resource Area DelineationOrder of Conditions, in response to either an Abbreviated Notice of Intent or a Notice of Intent
Changing of preexisting drainage characteristicsDumping (of any kind including yard debris and grass clippings), discharging or filling with any material which may degrade water quality or alter the preexisting elevation; or certain destruction of plant lifeRemoval, excavation, or dredging of soil or sediment
Buildings (permanent or temporary)Discharge channel, drainage basin, and grading associated with storm water managementDrainage structures such as culverts and discharge trenchesFencesMobile homesObservation decksPavementPlatformsRadio towers and microwave antennas or receiversShedsSignsStorage binsSwimming pools (permanent or temporary)Tennis and sports courtsWalkwaysWallsWells
For RDAs, NOIs, Minor Modifications, Formal Amendments:
1 Full set of application documents and plans (Hard copy of the Original)1 Full set of application documents and plans (Electronic copy of the Original, emailed to both Aliciag@ipswich-ma.gov and Gails@ipswich-ma.gov)1 Complete Copy of the Original (Hard copy Copy)5 Full sets of plans larger than 8.5x11 (Hard copy Plans only)
Note: At some point we may require additional hard copy plans when a newly appointed Commissioner starts but will let you know.
For COCs please provide:
1 Full set of application documents and plans (Hard copy of the Original)1 Full set of application documents and plans (Electronic copy of the Original, emailed to both Aliciag@ipswich-ma.gov and Gails@ipswich-ma.gov)1 Complete Copy of the Original (Hard copy Copy)* in some cases, additional plan copies may be requested at the Agent's discretion.