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Overview and Index - CZM Communications Program

Find details on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Communications Program with links to major initiatives and resources.

CZM focuses on developing web materials, publications, and events on coastal and ocean issues to help people implement effective management strategies.

Program Priorities

In addition to the CZM website, the CZM Communications Program supports the following products and events:

  • Publications - CZM produces a variety of brochures, manuals, guidebooks, maps, and other materials to provide information on issues that affect the coast. This page lists all of the publications published and/or funded by CZM.
  • CZ-Mail - This monthly electronic newsletter covers major CZM initiatives, available tools and publications, upcoming workshops and events, grants, contracting opportunities, job openings, coastal legislation, and other news of interest to people working on coastal issues.
  • Press Releases - Press releases published since 2015 are available.
  • Twitter - CZM’s Twitter feed gives the latest information on CZM projects, job and grant postings, comment opportunities, calendar items, and other time-sensitive notices, along with links to tools and information from the CZM website and related items of interest.
  • Flickr Photo Gallery - CZM maintains sets of catalogued coastal photos for public use.
  • CZ-Tips - These tips from CZM help people get to, protect, and enjoy the Commonwealth's coast.
  • COASTSWEEP - Every September and October, volunteers throughout Massachusetts turn out by the thousands for COASTSWEEP, the statewide beach cleanup organized by CZM.
  • Massachusetts Coastal and Ocean Education Guide for K-12 Teachers - CZM maintains a list of educational resources that cover coastal and ocean issues, with a special focus on Massachusetts-based programs and K-12 materials.