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.