Pledge to Protect Boston Harbor and the Public Waterfront

Help to Maintain Public Access and Promote Climate Resiliency for the People’s Harbor.

The People's Harbor belongs to all of us, not just to the wealthy. I pledge to support everyone's right to access Boston's waterfront and ensure that all development is built to withstand the impacts of our changing climate.

About the People’s Harbor pledge

Once considered one of the dirtiest harbors in the country, Boston Harbor is today a national jewel that benefits all residents of Massachusetts. But now it faces new risks – private developers and their political allies are ignoring their legal commitments to make the waterfront welcoming and accessible to all. And they are neglecting to make their buildings more resilient in the face of the rising waters and extreme weather of climate change. 

The public’s right to access Boston Harbor and waterfront land is enshrined in the Public Waterfront Act, also known as Chapter 91. Conservation Law Foundation is committed to protecting Boston Harbor – the People’s Harbor – from those threats. And we need you to join our efforts. 

By signing, you are pledging to:

  • Support the people’s rights to access Boston Harbor and the waterfront.
  • Speak up to ensure buildings along the waterfront are prepared for climate impacts to protect public health and safety.
  • Get out and enjoy your public spaces along the waterfront – and to invite your family and friends to join you!