Welcome to the Maine Coastal Program
The Maine Coastal Program works with various partners toward the shared goal of a healthy coast and vibrant coastal communities.
The Maine Coastal Public Access Guide is now for sale online!
Getting to the Maine Coast has never been easier – the Maine Coastal Public Access Guide will lead the way! Three colorful, information-packed editions: Southern, Midcoast, and Downeast Region. Over 700 beautiful and special places along Maine’s 5,300 miles of shoreline – from sandy beaches and nature preserves to hiking paths and boat launches.
Maine Coastal Program Awards Shore and Harbor Planning Grants for Four Coastal Projects
The Maine Coastal Program has announced this year’s recipients of its Shore and Harbor Planning Grant. The Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program provides planning and design support for working waterfronts, coastal infrastructure, harbor management and planning, and coastal public access. The following municipal projects received funding in the FY2015 round:
- Town of Chebeague Island: Municipal Harbor Improvements at Sunset Landing - Property Analysis
- Town of Richmond: Waterfront Extension Path to Swan Island Boat Landing
- City of Rockland: Design and Engineering for Improved Rockland Public Pier
- City of Rockland: Planning New Technology Improvements and Dredge Survey
For additional information about the grant program and this year’s projects, see the press release.
Please contact Melissa Anson at email@example.com or 207-287-8084 with any questions.
NOAA approves routine program changes to the Maine Coastal Program
Please see the News page for information on NOAA’s recent approval of proposed routine program changes.
Regional Recreational Boating Survey Released
The Maine Coastal Program, in partnership with the Boston-based science and policy nonprofit Seaplan and the member states of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, helped fund, review, and publish a survey of the recreational boating industry’s distribution, abundance, and economic impact per state in the Northeast region over the course of the summer of 2012. Read the final report and state summaries for the results. For additional information, please contact Matthew Nixon
Maine Coastal Program Seeks Applications for Two Grant Programs -- Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program and the Coastal Community Grants Program
Shore and Harbor Planning Grants support harbor and waterfront planning projects for municipal and regional projects in coastal towns. A total of $80,000 is available and applications are due July 1st, 2014.
The Coastal Community Grant Program supports municipal and regional projects in the areas of public access, shoreline adaptation to sea level rise, water quality and other priority issue areas. A total of $185,000 is available for coastal community grants. Applications are due July 1st, 2014. More information about the FY15 Grant Program Statement can be found on our Financial Assistance page.
The Maine Coastal Program Accomplishments 2012-2013 Report released.
FY14 Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Recipients Announced
The following municipalities have been selected to recieve funding through the competitive Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2014:
- Wiscasset: Planning and Design of the Wiscasset Waterfront Boardwalk
- Lubec: Planning and Design of the Lubec Gangway and Seasonal Dock Facility
- Eliot: Planning and Design for Improved Access to the Piscataqua River
- Pembroke/Perry: Mooring Plan and Public Access Design
- Rockland: Engineer Planning for Improved Boat Ramp at Snow Marine Park
- Kittery: Pepperell Cove Wave Protection Design
Each project term will run through December, 2014, at which time, project materials and summaries will be available on the Shore and Harbor Planning Grant Program page.
State of the Gulf of Maine Report Released
The State of the Gulf of Maine Report has been updated and is available from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment.
Last updated on September 23, 2014
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