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committed to the protection, wise use and enjoyment of Chatham's fresh and salt waterways and adjoining lands

Take Our Survey

We need your help.  Friends of Chatham Waterways would like you to take our survey, so that we can learn how to better serve the needs of our community.  It is brief, and will only take a few minutes of your time.  Thank you!

Mission

Friends of Chatham Waterways was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization committed to the protection, wise use and enjoyment of Chatham's fresh and salt waterways and adjoining lands. Our purpose is to serve as an informational resource regarding the condition, development, preservation and enhancement of our waterways and adjoining lands, and to take action on these issues.

FCW directors are stewards of Chatham's water resources: ponds, streams, tidal estuaries, wetlands, harbors and groundwater aquifer. We believe these natural resources are fundamental to the town's heritage, providing recreational and commercial opportunities while adding to its environmental and economic health. The primary interest of FCW is ensuring that the management of Chatham waterways is accomplished in ways that are compatible with the conservation of the community's natural resources and the character of the area.