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The Nantucket and Madaket Harbors Action Plan presents the community’s goals, objectives and recommendations for guiding public and private use of the land and water of its harbor areas and establishes an implementation program to achieve the desired outcomes. The plan was prepared under the auspices of the Nantucket Board of Selectmen and guided by the Nantucket and Madaket Harbors Plan Review Committee.

The 2007 plan is an update of the first action plan, which was prepared in 1993, and as such is meant to complement the original plan. The 1993 plan contained extensive background material, much of which is as relevant today as it was when written. The background material in the 2007 plan was prepared with the intent to build upon the original plan rather than to reproduce it.

The 1993 plan also included a number of goals and action items that aimed to address the issues at that time. Many of these items were successfully implemented, while some are on-going and others were never implemented. The 2007 plan includes a number of recommendations from the 1993 plan that remain important. In addition, the 2007 plan includes new recommendations that address issues that have arisen in the intervening years.


Approved by the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs December 21, 2009.

Prepared for the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts.



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