People’s Guide to the Public Waterfront Act

The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act gives you the right to speak up, be heard, and shape the future of our waterfront interests. Specifically, the law creates a process that ensures members of the public can testify at a hearing on certain proposed waterfront projects or submit comments and concerns in writing.

This guide will help you to:

• understand your rights under the Public Waterfront Act,

• actively engage in public processes related to waterfront projects, and

• take action to defend the public trust doctrine and Commonwealth tidelands.

Please note: The People’s Guide Resources section was updated in September of 2020.

Encuentra la edición en español de la guía aquí.