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19th of April 2024

Pond Cut Update

So far so good! The Pond level is down! Edgartown Great Pond was cut open to the Atlantic Ocean on the morning of Tuesday April 16, 2024. Within 2 days the level of EGP dropped 3.54 feet!Β  There are 2 phases to an opening: 1) Drainage and 2) Tidal Exchange. EGP remains open, tidal, and […]


Earth Day Conservation Festival

2nd Annual Earth Day Conservation Festival Join Great Pond Foundation and many other organizations at the 2nd Annual Earth Day Conservation Festival hosted by the MV Museum on Saturday April 27th from 12pm-3pm. This is event is free and open to the public! We encourage attendees to carpool, walk, or bike the Museum as parking […]


12th of April 2024

Pond Event at MV Museum

Photo Courtesy of Ollie Becker


Welcome to GPF’s Director of Operations and Communications

On April 1st Maria Ventura joined our team as Director of Operations and Communications. Maria is looking forward to supporting Great Pond Foundation’s mission using her background in administration, bookkeeping and community outreach. As a life-long Island resident, Maria brings a deep knowledge of and passion for supporting the Island community to this new position […]


Spring Cut

Edgartown Great Pond Cut Update: Edgartown Great Pond is currently quite high at 4.6 feet above LMSL.  Although none of us like to see the elevation of EGP this high, the combination of the completion of dredging and a high pond bode well for a successful cut and flush of the pond.  Due to the […]


26th of March 2024

BEACH BeFrienders

Befriend an Edgartown Beach Join the Vineyard Conservation Society’s BEACH BeFrienders and Great Pond Foundation Saturday, March 30th from 2-6pm This team will be cleaning Edgartown shores at :


22nd of December 2023

Pond Cut Scheduled

Great Pond Rises During Storm: While several neighboring south shore coastal ponds were breached during the of the strong storm that began on Sunday, December 17th, 2023, the barrier beach of Edgartown Great Pond remains intact. The elevation of Edgartown Great Pond rose dramatically as a result . As of Wednesday, December 20th, the elevation […]


Storm Thrashes South Shore

Natural Breaches Across South Shore: The late fall storm that began on Sunday, December 17th, brought rain and wind through Monday. The pounding waves continued into mid-week, overwashing the barrier beach and flowing into south-facing ponds. Long Cove Pond, West Tisbury, MA At least three natural breaches have been confirmed along the south shore at […]


14th of December 2023

We’re Hiring

GPF seeks Director of Operations and Communications: TheΒ Great Pond Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, established in 1998 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. GPF’s team is small and dynamic and […]


23rd of November 2023

Gratitude List 2023

As the sun shines above the Pond on this Thanksgiving morning, the quiet beauty inspires a profound sense of gratitude. The living waters of our Island feed the community mind, body, and spirit. We want to thank you, our Island community, who helps to cultivate the resilience of our coastal pond ecosystems.Β  On behalf of […]