People’s Harbor Toolkit

Together we can ensure Boston Harbor remains a vibrant place for all to use and enjoy. Here’s how you can help:

Pledge to Protect the People’s Harbor. Join our fight by signing our pledge today.

Know Your Rights. Read our People’s Guide to the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act to learn more about Chapter 91 and find out how you can get involved when new developments are being planned for waterfront neighborhoods.

Get Out and Enjoy Boston’s Waterfront. This interactive map can help you discover and navigate public spaces along the Harborwalk that are privately owned. The tool includes restrooms, green lawns, seating areas, fishing docks and observation decks.

Pitch a Blanket. Get out and enjoy Boston’s waterfront on your own or with friends, family, and colleagues. Here’s our guide to pitch a blanket on your own. Or, sign up here to be the first to learn when our next Pitch a Blanket day will be held.

And, dig deeper into how Chapter 91 and the Public Waterfront Act with these resources:

Climate Change and the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act: Our report presents recommendations for how this vital program must be updated to reflecting climate impacts happening now and anticipate din the future.

The Massachusetts Tidelands Development Calculator: This interactive tool was designed to show the tradeoffs between development and the public’s right to access waterfront areas.