New Reports from the Pleasant Bay Alliance

The following documents will be discussed at 2018 Annual Town Meetings in May:

The Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan 2018 Update, including the new Memorandum of Agreement to extend the Alliance,  is available here:  PBRMP_2018_finalA

The Intermunicipal Agreement for a Pleasant Bay Watershed Permit, including referenced documents, is available here:  Watershed Permit IMA and reference materials


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