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



Jellyfish Sightings

Clinging Jellyfish Sightings in EGP: Photo courtesy of Courtney Jones, Kanomika. Over the course of the last week there have been several sightings of jellyfish

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A Successful Cut

The Pond level is down! The level of Edgartown Great Pond has already dropped 5 feet!  Yesterday afternoon around low tide the opening was over

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The Pond is Open

Edgartown Great Pond is Draining! Thanks to the rapid response of GPF to the extremely elevated Pond level, Edgartown Great Pond is open and water

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Edgartown Great Pond Frozen

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