Mission Statement

The Great Pond Foundation was formed to enhance the health and beauty of the Edgartown Great Pond by supporting solutions to environmental problems affecting it. Our goals are to educate the public to the Pond’s value and condition, and assist the Town of Edgartown in enhancing its recreational and ecological features. We work with the Town to promote the Pond's management.


About Us

The Great Pond Foundation represents visitors, riparian owners and enthusiasts of all sorts who enjoy the Edgartown Great Pond. We work with the Town of Edgartown and other concerned organizations to enhance the health of the Edgartown Great Pond through science, research, and education.

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Latest News

Spring Cut

A Strong Cut to Start the Season: Photo by Chris Carroll of Edgartown. After an extremely productive and effective dredging season, the headwater of the

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Dredge Report - 17 February 2017

Aerial shot of the 1st channel towards the the beach, in January 2017. Since then, the 1st channel has been completed and a 2nd is

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Nitrogen Removal by Shellfish

Oysters help keep Edgartown Great Pond Clean: The Vineyard Gazette features an interesting article about a recent study demonstrating the accumulation of Nitrogen in the tissues

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Summer Science Internship



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