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In the Media

Manchester weighs state, local harbor management plans

Gloucester Times | December 18, 2023 UHI is working to develop a harbor plan for Manchester Harbor. 

Draft of Mashpee Harbor Management Plan Coming Together ›

The Enterprise Mashpee | November 30, 2023 UHI is working with the Town of Mashpee to develop a harbor management plan, and a draft plan should be available soon for review and additional public engagement.

State Of The Harbor Forum Focuses On Impacts Of Nitrogen ›

Nantucket Current | July 19, 2023 Kim Starbuck, senior research associate at the Urban Harbors Institute, shared an update on the new harbor plan at the 7th annual State of the Harbor forum. A survey for public input on the plan, which is currently in development, is available now, and the team is soliciting feedback from the public.

Volunteers Target Debris Along Dot’s Shores ›

DOT News | June 14, 2023 Volunteers made their way to Dorchester’s shorelines last Saturday morning for a clean-up focused on Malibu Beach, Savin Hill Beach, the area around the Vietnam Memorial, and Patten’s Cove. The program was organized by the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit that advocates for ocean protection and other climate issues, in association with UMass Boston’s Urban Harbor Institute.

Work Gets Underway On New Plan For Nantucket’s Harbors ›

Nantucket Current | June 07, 2023 After years of delays, Nantucket is finally getting a new harbor action plan. The Town team responsible for the new plan is also working with UMass Boston’s Urban Harbors Institute. The purpose of the plan, according to Director of the Urban Harbors Institute Kristin Uiterwyk, is to “identify [the community’s] vision and its goals for its waterways.”

Mashpee Harbor Management Committee Plans Next Outreach Meeting, Public Survey ›

The Enterprise Mashpee | April 11, 2023 The Mashpee Harbor Management Committee and the Urban Harbors Institute is crafting a plan to act as a roadmap for Mashpee’s policies and set priorities for harbor resource projects.

Mashpee Residents Turn Out For Harbor Management Plan Workshop ›

The Enterprise Mashpee | March 16, 2023 Together with the Urban Harbors Institute, the Mashpee Harbor Management Committee is crafting a plan to act as a roadmap for Mashpee’s policies and set priorities for harbor resource projects. S

Mashpee Harbor Management Plan Meeting Set For March ›

The Enterprise | February 08, 2023 The Harbor Management Committee discussed the upcoming harbor management plan and other public engagement efforts with members of the Urban Harbors Institute (UHI), which is working with the town on the plan. Kristin Uiterwyk, UHI’s director, and Allison Novelly, a research analyst and the project manager, spoke to the board regarding the public meetings.

Waterways management plan looks at everything from boats and nature to the view ›

Ipswich Local News | January 31, 2023 A first draft of the Ipswich Waterways Management Plan was presented to the public at town hall in Ipswich, MA.

Reformed Mashpee Harbor Committee Ready To Work On Management Plan › | December 09, 2022 The Urban Harbors Institute is working with the Mashpee harbor management committee on a management plan for Mashpee coastal waters.

Value Of Cape Cod Harbors Being Studied › | March 03, 2020 UMass Boston's Urban Harbors Institute is researching the value of six Cape Cod harbors, and is asking for the public's input through a survey.

Port profiles look to aid commercial fishermen ›

Wicked Local | May 17, 2019 The state is working with the School for the Environment's Urban Harbors Institute and the Fishermen’s Alliance to do a comprehensive study titled Developing Port Profiles and a Commercial Fishing Infrastructure Assessment for Massachusetts Coastal Harbors.