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3rd of June 2024

MV CYANO Zoom Meeting

MV CYANO Wednesday June 5, 2024 In 2021 the Great Pond Foundation began a harmful algal bloom (HAB) monitoring program called MV CYANO; the program actively measured cyanobacteria concentrations in Edgartown Great Pond, Chilmark Pond, Tisbury Great Pond and Crackatuxet Pond. MV CYANO data were released weekly to the respective Town Boards of Health and […]

30th of April 2024

Spring Update

Spring Update Edgartown Great Pond is a brackish pond, which means it is a combination of saltwater and freshwater. EGP is a living ecosystem that depends on regular and effective seawater flushes for its survival. When the pond is open to the ocean, cool, clean, and salty seawater infuses EGP with salt. Salinity is a […]

A Legacy of Conservation and Regenerative Farming

In 2015 Bob Woodruff retired from Great Pond Foundation after many years as the Director of Science and Education. Bob has a wealth of knowledge and was the creator of the Island’s first Earth Day. We hope that you will join MV Museum as they host Bob and his son Andrew on Wednesday May 1st […]

MVY Radio Interview with David Bouck

Take a listen to Great Pond Foundation’s Director of Science and Collaboration, David Bouck, as he speaks about some of the issues facing the ponds of Martha’s Vineyard in this 2 part series with Perry Dripps of MVY Radio.

19th of April 2024

Pond Cut Update

Video of the cut from April 23, 2024 Cut photos and video from April 22, 2024 Cut Photos from April 21, 2024 Videos of the cut on April 19, 2024 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 […]

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 :