Harbor Management Planning

Coastal communities in Maine are increasingly confronted with issues around coastal access, balancing recreational and working waterfront uses at public piers, boat launches and harbors, securing access to tidal waters and intertidal resources for commercial harvesters, funding dredging and other pier and harbor maintenance activity, et cetera. 

A Harbor Management Plan helps communities  think through these complex issues, prioritize public investment in harbor infrastructure and develop public policy solutions to effectively manage coastal resources.

WCCOG staff have worked with the several Washington County towns on Harbor Management Plans aand Ordinances - follow links below.

Pembroke Harbor Management Ordinance

Perry Mooring Ordinance

Machiasport Harbor Management Plan

Harrington Harbor Managment Plan

Grants to assist in developing Harbor Management Plans are periodically available. Please contact Judy East at 454-0465 for more information.

More information about Harbor Management Planning and a variety of resources are available through Maine Sea Grant and the Maine Coastal Program.