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Zoning Strategy. Riparian Corridor Protections

WestCOG is pleased to release a report titled “The Case for Riparian Corridor Protections: Zoning Strategies to Reduce Pollution of Inland Waters and Resultant Hypoxia of Long Island Sound.”

Public Act 21-29 (passed in June 2021) expands the responsibility of zoning commissions in protecting the water quality of Long Island Sound from 24 coastal municipalities to all 169 municipalities of the state.

This report provides history protecting riparian corridors along with model regulations for implementing Public Act 21-29.

Learn more on WestCOG’s Zoning Strategies Webpage or reach out to Francis Pickering, Executive Director at WestCOG.

GIS Technician Position Available

WestCOG, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, is seeking a temporary GIS Technician to complete an Open Space Inventory and to perform an overlay analysis with open space property and flood zones as part of a flood resiliency incentive program. Full details of the tasks can be found in the job description.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants can send resume, cover letter, and sample work (maps, studies, reports) to: westcog@outlook.com. Applications sent by other means (via facebook, indeed, etc.) will not be considered.

WestCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.