New Reports from the Pleasant Bay Alliance

The Draft Resource Management Plan 2018 Update is available for public comment and may be downloaded using the following link:

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A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd at 7 pm at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street Chatham.  Comments on the draft may submitted through 5 pm on Monday, March 26th by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO box 1584, Harwich, MA  02645.

Approval of the RMP 2018 Update will be requested of Town Meetings in Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans this May.


The Pleasant Bay Alliance is a municipal organization formed by the Towns of Orleans, Chatham, Harwich and Brewster to coordinate the resource management plan for the Pleasant Bay ACEC and watershed. The Alliance’s projects, programs and studies promote healthy natural resources and safe public access throughout Pleasant Bay.

Alliance programs encompass technical research, policy analysis, and public outreach in the areas of coastal processes, watershed planning, navigation, fisheries, wetlands protection, and water quality monitoring.

The Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan “continues to serve as an example of how other ACECs and communities across the Commonwealth can cooperatively plan for and protect sensitive natural resources.”  Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretarial approval of the 2008 Plan Update