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15th of April 2019

Every Cut is Unique

Every cut of Edgartown Great Pond is unique.  Historically we have monitored the timing and duration of openings.  Another important thing to consider is the amount of water coming into the Pond as measured by the change in elevation between high and low tide. EGP was cut on March 24th, 2019.  The Pond drained for […]


Success Story

Edgartown Great Pond is a Restoration Success Story We love being the bearers of good news and the release of the January 2019 Water Quality Report by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and MEP scientific teams affirms Great Pond Foundation’s assertion that Edgartown Great Pond is a restoration success story.  In February 2018 GPF released a […]


25th of March 2019

Summer Science Speaker Series

Local Waters, Living Waters: GPF is hosting a summer science speaker series in 2019 featuring experts in the field of estuary science. Need a refresher on the difference between micro algae and macro algae? Want to learn what triggers algal blooms? Join GPF for Local Waters, Living Waters, a speaker series dedicated to bringing scientists […]


Spring Pond Opening

The barrier beach of Edgartown Great Pond was opened yesterday, March 24th, 2019. Prior to the cut the Pond was about 4.2 feet above sea level. As of this morning the Pond was down about 3 vertical feet and is still draining.  If this cut follows the pattern of the last, EGP will drain for […]


STEM Camp 2019

Build and ROV: GPF is hosting its 3rd annual Summer STEM Camp from July 29th – August 2nd 2019 at the Edgartown School. Do you know any students who want to learn about careers in engineering and marine science? This class is for students entering 6th – 12th grade. Students will work in teams to […]


25th of February 2019

Spring Opening Update

Pond Height & Spring Opening: Edgartown Great Pond is connected to the Atlantic Ocean 3-4 times per year when a manual breach is made in the barrier beach that separates the Pond from the sea. This breach or “cut” is made when the height of the Pond is approximately 3-4 feet above sea level. Pond […]


Proposed Development

Meeting House Place: DRI 682 There is currently a proposed development of regional impact, Meeting House Place, under review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC). This development would host over 30 large (7 bedroom) homes within the Great Pond Watershed. For more details on review process, you can visit the MVC’s webpage dedicated to DRI […]


8th of January 2019

Fall Pond Opening Update

Pond Opening Update – Fall/Winter 2018: We have good news to report in that the Pond was cut on November 18th. Prior to the cut, EGP was ~3.6 feet above sea level.  The water level dropped for 24 hours, then the Pond became tidal and the estuary flushed with cooler, saltier, and cleaner seawater.  Since […]


1st of January 2019

EGP 2018 – A Year in Images

2018 – A Year in Images Whether we are ice skating on the Pond in winter, shell fishing in warming waters of the spring, celebrating summer on the shore, or soaking up the fall beauty and solitude, Edgartown Great Pond provides something special to us all year round. Thank you for supporting the work of […]


10th of November 2018

Leadership Changes

Great Pond Foundation Announces Leadership Changes:  The Board of Directors of the Great Pond Foundation has announced the following. Emily Reddington, formerly Director of Science and Education, has been named Executive Director, a new position, reporting to the Board of Directors. In this position, Emily has overall responsibility for management of the Foundation. Tom Wallace, […]