MA Department of Environmental Protection has issued the first-of-its kind Watershed Permit to the four Pleasant Bay towns. Read the MA DEP media release here. Click on the following link to learn more about the Pleasant Bay Watershed Permit and to access documents related to the permit.
The Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2018 Update, approved by Town Meeting Voters in Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans is available here: PBRMP_2018_finalA
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