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Developing Municipal Public Access Plans
Municipalities have the opportunity to develop public access plans that reflect their self-determined priorities for enhancing public access to tidal waters. Municipal Public Access Plans comprehensively inventory a town’s current public access points and amenities, identify gaps in public access opportunities, and propose actions to address those needs while preserving existing access. DEP planning professionals in the Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning are available to assist towns in this valuable planning effort.