Metropolitan Beaches Commission public meeting

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am

The Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) will hold nine public hearings in the winter and spring of 2019 in waterfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket to receive public input about the state of the beaches. The hearing for Dorchester will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 10am-12pm at the Savin Hill Yacht Club. The Commission will release its third report on the state of the metropolitan beaches in late spring after the hearings are completed. Commission Co-Chairs Senator Brendan Crighton of Lynn, Representative RoseLee Vincent of Revere, and Dorchester’s MBC Commisioners Representative Daniel Hunt and Paul Nutting invite the public to attend. During the last round of hearings more than a thousand people participated, helping the Commission understand what’s working and what could use improvement.

There is also an online survey, available in Chinese and Spanish as well.

With questions please contact Andrea Patton 617-451-2860 ext. 1006 or by email at mbc@savetheharbor.org

About the Metropolitan Beaches Commission:
The Metropolitan Beaches Commission was created in 2006 by the Massachusetts Legislature to make findings and recommendations on ways to strengthen the Boston metropolitan region's 15 public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull which are managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The Commission is comprised of elected officials and community, civic, nonprofit, and business leaders from Boston and the metropolitan region's waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities.

In 2013, the Commission reconvened to examine the impacts of the reforms and recommendations made in its first report and issue additional findings and recommendations to better leverage these resources for residents in the future. The MBC was made permanent in 2015. Each year the Commission holds public hearings at the State House and in waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket, and issues an annual report of its findings and recommendations to the Legislature and to DCR.