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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



Coastal History

Coastal Literature

Coastal Protection

Coastal Recreation

Coastal Wildlife

COASTSWEEP/Marine Debris/Recycling


Green Cleaning

  • 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.

Invasive Species


Massachusetts Trivia



Social Media


Shoreline Protection


Tales of the Coast

Water Conservation

  • 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.