Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Preston Town Hall
    Upstairs Conference Room
    389 Route 2
    Preston, CT 06365

2021 Calendar of Meetings

Town of Preston Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Preston Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the Preston Plains Middle School, 1 Route 164, Preston, CT., at 8:00 P.M. on the following application: Inland Wetlands Application 2021-12, Blue Camp CT, LLC, Applicant and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Owner for property located at 451, 455 and 495 Route 2; Development of a comprehensive luxury recreational campground. A copy of this application is on file and available for review in the Preston Town Hall, Planning and Zoning Office between 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday, 389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365. Interested persons may attend and be heard, and written communications may be received at or prior to the hearing. John Moulson, Chairman 

Meeting Date
Application Deadline
January 19, 2021January 12, 2021
February 16, 2021February 09, 2021
March 16, 2021March 09, 2021
April 20, 2021April 13, 2021
May 18, 2021May 11, 2021
June 15, 2021June 08, 2021
July 20, 2021July 13, 2021
August 17, 2021August 10, 2021
September 21, 2021September 14, 2021
October 19, 2021October 12, 2021
November 16, 2021November 09, 2021
December 21, 2021December 14, 2021

* Applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted, however, it cannot be guaranteed that the application will be placed on the agenda for the regular meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Regular Members

  • John Moulson, Chairman (R)
    Term: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022
  • Paul Andruskiewicz (U)
    Term: December 31, 2015 - December 31, 2021
  • Chuck Bartnicki (R)
    Term: January 26, 2017 - December 31, 2022
    Term to December 31,2024
  • Ian Stammel (D)
    Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
  • Douglas Fox (R)
    Term: July 16, 2019 - December 31, 2022
  • Gerald Grabarek (D)
    Term: March 11, 2021 - December 31, 2024
  • Len Johnson, Inland Wetlands Agent

Alternate Members

  • Zach Tarner (R)
    Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

Mission Statement

The preservation and protection of the wetlands and watercourses from random, unnecessary, undesirable and unregulated uses, disturbance or destruction, is in the public interest and is essential to the public health, welfare and safety. It is therefore, the purpose of these Regulations to:

  • Deterring and inhibiting the danger of flood and pollution
  • Maintaining and improving water quality in accordance with the highest standards set forth by federal, state or local authority
  • Preventing damage from erosion, turbidity or siltation
  • Preventing loss of fish and other beneficial aquatic organisms, wildlife and vegetation and the destruction of the natural habitats thereof
  • Protect the citizens of Preston by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the inland wetlands and watercourses by minimizing their disturbance and pollution
  • Protecting potable / fresh / water supplies from the dangers of drought, overdraft, pollution, misuse and mismanagement by providing an orderly process to balance the need for economic growth of the Town of Preston and the use of its land with the need to protect its environment and ecology in order to assure to the people of the Town of Preston, the safety of such natural enjoyment of generations yet unborn
  • Protecting the quality of wetlands and watercourses for their conservation, economic, aesthetic, recreational and other public and private uses and values