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.

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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



A Natural Cut

Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Opens Cut: Following high winds and strong seas, Edgartown Great Pond re-opened to the Atlantic Ocean prior to Thanksgiving.  The Pond level was

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Second Time Is A Charm

Second Pond Cut Successful! The Edgartown Great Pond was cut to the Atlantic Ocean this Sunday November 6th, 2016.  This second fall cut was a

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Shellfishing Reopens in Vineyard Waters

Shellfishing Ban Lifted: The Division of Marine Fisheries lifted the ban on shellfishing in Cape and Island waters on Monday, October 31, 2016.  The count of the

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