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Misty Stillness. Photo by Vineyard Colors

A Restoration
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Ripples in the Pond. Photo by Emily Reddington

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Healthy Habitat
Pond Ecology

Photo by Anne Mazar

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Mission Statement

To cultivate the resilience of our coastal pond ecosystems through science, collaboration, and education.


About Us

Established in 1998, Great Pond Foundation leads in estuary science and restoration, using data generated by our programs for informed pond management. Our team builds strong partnerships with neighbors; fostering learning and expertise; and sharing tools and techniques. The coastal ponds of Martha’s Vineyard are globally rare, ecologically fragile, treasures whose preservation and restoration are fundamental to the Island’s long-term sustainability. The Island depends on clean and healthy coastal waters to feed families and support the local economy. These living waters define both the spirit and the character of our community.

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