Watershed Planning

The Pleasant Bay watershed consists of 21,600 acres located in four towns:  Orleans (41%), Chatham (30%), Harwich (13%) and Brewster (16%). The resource management plan identifies nitrogen from watershed sources as a major threat to water quality in Pleasant Bay.  The Alliance’s watershed planning efforts focus on regional solutions to reduce watershed nutrient loading to the Pleasant Bay system.

Pleasant Bay Watershed Permit

MA Estuaries Project and TMDL Reports