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CZ-Tips Index

Find ways to get to, protect, and enjoy the coast with tips from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).

Did you ever wonder how to best keep contaminants out of coastal waters when maintaining your boat? How about how to properly plant beach grass? Or how to find the best places to see a Piping Plover or enjoy the shore during the winter? This information and more can be found in CZ-Tips—web pages produced by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to help people get to, protect, and enjoy the Commonwealth's coast. Below is a list of tips organized alphabetically by topic. If you'd like to receive links to these tips every month, please sign up for CZ-Mail (the CZM electronic newsletter) by sending a blank email to join-env-czmail@listserv.state.ma.us.



Coastal Conservation and Protection

  • 50 Ways to Protect the Massachusetts Coast: CZMA Anniversary Edition - In 1972, four important pieces of legislation were enacted that form the foundation for ocean and coastal protection in the United States—the Clean Water Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act. To commemorate the 50-year milestone, CZM posted 50 ways to help protect the Commonwealth’s coast.
  • CZ-Tip - Be a Coast-Conscious Kid! - This tip helps children of all ages learn everyday actions that positively impact the coast, including ways to keep waters clean, protect animals and their habitats, and more.
  • CZ-Tip - Get Your Home Squeaky Green-Clean! - This CZM tip discusses how to make—and buy—products that effectively clean your house and boat while minimizing impacts to coastal water quality and the rest of the environment.
  • CZ-Tip - Save Water - This page gives water-saving approaches and explains how saving water in your home and yard can keep coastal waters clean.

Coastal Recreation

Coastal Tales (Fact and Fiction), Podcasts, and Online Options for Staying Engaged and Informed

Coastal Wildlife and Invasive Species

COASTSWEEP/Marine Debris/Recycling





Shipwrecks and Archaeology

Shoreline Protection



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