On behalf of the Great Pond Foundation Board of Directors and Executive Director:

We are grateful for…

Kent Healy who never stopped teaching us all how to be better pond stewards

the opportunity to persevere precious pond data, thanks to the MV Community Foundation

Town of Edgartown for dredging the Great Pond, ensuring pond cuts result in a pond-wide flush

the GPF Advisory Council, for their wisdom, leadership, and dedication to pond preservation

community anchors like Prudy BurtBill Willcox, & Bill Austin who study and advocate for water 

Tisbury Great Pond friends Chris McIssacOllie BeckerKib and Emily Bramhall, & Johnny Hoy

Lisa, Michael, & Ed MacKenty for teaching us things we did not know about the Great Pond

Chris Seidel, for knowing it all while still being willing to help the rest of us mere mortals

Julie Pringle & David Bouck for documenting the health of our Great Ponds

the often unseen, yet essential efforts of Barbara Conroy & Erin Hepfner

advocacy for the critical role of dredging to EGP health by Paul Bagnall

our Island pond conservation partners, Chilmark Pond Foundation

the ever-helpful Mike Poirier, for all his assistance & patience

for the reliable boat of Allan Holt

Harrison Kisiel for assistance on pond shores

the Bouck Family for lending us their boat as well

the generous access provided by Liz & Steve Lewenberg

our Island Boards of Health for keeping us safe and informed

Randy Luening for continuing the family legacy of pond stewardship

our ergonomic angel who brought the comforts of home to our workspaces

the Marine Biological Laboratory for increasing or capacity to understand or ponds & the incredible Richard McHorney

the Edey Foundation who made the Island Ponds Community Workshop possible & all for gathering in support of Island ponds

the sage guidance of IPCW Steering Committee members Amy Salzman & Greg Palermo

Marty Harris for helping to solve problems, even at a moment’s notice

Michael McHugh for putting the south shore ponds on the SAV map

the Island non-profits who make this Island a better place

the Pond, a sacred place that sustains our spirits

YOU, who sustain us