Maine Beach Access Litigation
The Maine Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (formerly known as the "Northern New England" Chapter) is fighting for beach access rights along the 5500 mile coast of the state of Maine, home to many beautiful beaches ripe for ocean recreation opportunities such as surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, etc...Currently, the Chapter has engaged in litigation alongside the Town of Kennebunkport over the Goose Rocks Beach access. The Chapter was also able to take part in a beach access cases involving Secret Beach and the town of Eastport. The Eastport opportunity allowed Surfrider to have a voice before the highest court in the state, the Maine Law Court, to argue for an expansive interpretation of the Colonial Ordinance of 1647 to allow recreational activity.
- State: ME
- Country: USA
- Theme: Beach Access
- Launch Date: November 18 2009
- Completion Date: Ongoing
Janice Parente, janice.parente@Bluecod.com