Many who live and visit in the Town of Clinton believe that the waters and shoreline of Clinton Harbor contain the Town's most valuable natural resources. These resources include wetlands, inter-tidal flats. beaches, shellfish grounds and open waters. They support boating and other water activities, enhance the shore front residential areas, provide valuable fish and wild life habitat and maintain important ecological functions and scenic qualities.
Pressures for the use of the Harbor's resources highlight the importance of active involvement by the Town to help protect these resources and ensure safe, equitable and efficient use of Harbor waters. Long-range planning is necessary to guide the future use of this valuable resource.