A Marlborough company has been fined $6,000 for filling in wetlands in Hopkinton in violation of permits issued by the Conservation Commission.
working near wetlands need to follow the requirements and comply with
orders issued by local conservation commissions to ensure the protection
of wetland resources within the Commonwealth,” said Lee Dillard Adams,
director of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Central Regional Office in Worcester. “MassDEP
relies on its local partners to assist with enforcement of the Wetlands
The owners, 63-65 South Street Hopkinton, LLC of Marlborough, had bulldozed and paved over an area of bordering vegetated wetlands in violation of permits for the work, according to a release by the MassDEP. The MassDEP issued
a subsequent order requiring that the owner stop work within the
wetland areas, implement erosion control measures, hire a wetlands
specialist to delineate the wetland boundaries on the property, evaluate
the extent of impact to wetland resource areas and submit a wetlands
restoration plan to MassDEP for review and approval.
The owners have
complied with the requirements of the MassDEP order and have implemented
the approved plans to remediate and restore the site, according to the release.