Supporting WorkingWaterfront CommunitiesGrowSmart Maine Summit 2012                                                    Nat...
Projections from ME State Planning OfficeMaine’s coast is in transition…                     …By 2050, the majority of Mai...
Modern homes, second homes…                              Maps Developed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust as                  ...
Result: Declining             Working Waterfront Access• Only about half of the 1,555saltwater access points supportcommer...
“This is not a promotional brochure.”Project GOALS•Describe the characteristics ofworking waterfront communitiesthat resid...
Reactions to thebrochures have been  overwhelmingly     positive.
Want to get involved?   • Working waterfront brochures: nspringuel@coa.edu   • Tools and information about Maine working w...
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Natalie Springuel- Supporting Working Waterfront Communities

  1. 1. Supporting WorkingWaterfront CommunitiesGrowSmart Maine Summit 2012 Natalie Springuel Maine Sea Grant College Program College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-288-2944x5834 nspringuel@coa.edu
  2. 2. Projections from ME State Planning OfficeMaine’s coast is in transition… …By 2050, the majority of Maine’s coast will be classifiable as suburban/urban
  3. 3. Modern homes, second homes… Maps Developed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust as part of their 2012/3 Strategic Planning effort
  4. 4. Result: Declining Working Waterfront Access• Only about half of the 1,555saltwater access points supportcommercial fishingactivities/marine trades, withlimitations.• 66% are privately owned andare vulnerable to conversion.• Of Maine’s 5,300 milecoast, only 20 miles support WW. Mapping Maine’s Working Waterfronts, map by Island Institute
  5. 5. “This is not a promotional brochure.”Project GOALS•Describe the characteristics ofworking waterfront communitiesthat residents value and want toprotect.•Inform “newcomers” about whatto expect and what to not try tochange.•Celebrate working waterfrontsfor what they really are: workingcommunities reliant on the sea.
  6. 6. Reactions to thebrochures have been overwhelmingly positive.
  7. 7. Want to get involved? • Working waterfront brochures: nspringuel@coa.edu • Tools and information about Maine working waterfronts and coastal access: www.AccessingTheMaineCoast.com • Funds to protect Maine working waterfront lands: www.wwapp.org/ • Maine Working Waterfront Coalition: www.ceimaine.org/Fisheries • National Working Waterfront Network: www.wateraccessus.com/ • Third National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium (March 2013, Tacoma Washington): www.workingwaterfronts2013.orgMoosabec and Harpswell Project Partners: The Towns of Beals, Jonesport, Harpswell, and… Maine Working Waterfront Coalition

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