Edgartown to Dredge EGP:

The Town dredge moored by Wilson’s Landing at sunset, Monday January 25, 2021.

The Town of Edgartown launched its dredge into Edgartown Great Pond on Monday, January 25, 2021 in preparation for dredging of the Pond. The Town of Edgartown holds a comprehensive dredging permit in Edgartown and there are currently two areas in the Great Pond where dredging is permitted: 1) the delta of sand in the pond north of “the cut” 2) the southeast corner of the pond near the sluiceway. The Town has announced plans to dredge both of these areas this winter.

Per Dredge Manager, Ed Handy, the Edgartown dredge plans to be moving sand in Edgartown Great Pond on Thursday January 27th, 2021. The plan is to create a mushroom shape through the delta of sand north of “the cut” and then proceed to the dredging of the approach to the sluiceway in the southeast corner of the pond.

We are planning on improving the connection between the Pond and the sluiceway to improve drainage … [and] … improve flow especially after heavy rainfall.

Paul Bagnall, Edgartown Shellfish Constable & Herring Warden

To stay apprised of dredging news, consider attending Edgartown Dredge Committee meetings. The next one is tonight, Thursday January 28th @4pm via Zoom. More information on the Town Calendar.

An Excerpt from GPF’s 2019 Annual Report:

Dredging is essential to Pond health.