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9th of November 2016

Second Time Is A Charm

Second Pond Cut Successful! The Edgartown Great Pond was cut to the Atlantic Ocean this Sunday November 6th, 2016.  This second fall cut was a success.  The water level of the Pond has dropped and the opening has remained open and flushing with the tide for multiple days.   Photos below show the water level […]

1st of November 2016

Shellfishing Reopens in Vineyard Waters

Shellfishing Ban Lifted: The Division of Marine Fisheries lifted the ban on shellfishing in Cape and Island waters on Monday, October 31, 2016.  The count of the harmful plankton, Pseudo-nitzschia,  has decreased in local waters to a level where it is no longer considered a threat to human health. Pseudo-nitzschia is a normal member of the local marine plankton community, […]

16th of October 2016

Pond Cut, 15 October 2016

The Pond is Cut! The Edgartown Great Pond was cut open to the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, October 15, 2016.  Today marks the October full moon and yesterday, during the cut, it was a 99% full waxing gibbous moon.  As of yesterday afternoon the water level of the Pond was dropping and there was a rapid […]

30th of September 2016

Real-Time Sensors coming to the Pond

Real-Time Pond Data! This spring our Education Coordinator, Emily Reddington, implemented a new water sampling regime. As a part of this new program, summer interns Sam Hartman and Natalie Scanlan collected water quality data twice a week at 10 locations around the Pond using a conductivity, temperature, and depth probe and nutrient data using a […]

21st of September 2016

Read the 2015-2016 Annual Report

The 2015-2016 Annual Report is available now! Meet our 2016 Summer Science Interns. Learn about our Water Sampling Program and the characteristics of a healthy pond. Explore the history of our Dredging Program and the progress we made this year.

5th of August 2016

Explore the Biology of Edgartown Great Pond on August 20th

Explore the Biology of Edgartown Great Pond on August 20th   The Great Pond Foundation invites you to come see what our interns are up to. Our High School and College Interns, Sam Hartman and Natalie Scanlan, will be demonstrating water sampling techniques, oyster restoration, and bird monitoring methods. This event is for children ages […]

26th of July 2016

HereLab – Pond STEM Camp – Aug. 22-26

HereLab – Pond STEM Camp – Aug. 22-26 In keeping with the Foundation’s work on monitoring water quality in Edgartown Great Pond, we have partnered with HereLab to offer an IoT STEM Camp — running from August 22nd – 26th, where young people get hands-on experience building and using real-time sensors in the Pond. The camp truly is an exciting […]

14th of July 2016

What’s floating in Edgartown Great Pond?

What’s floating in the Pond? Some of you may have noticed the oddly shaped objects floating in Edgartown Great Pond.  Sam Hartman, our summer intern has the answer. The odd floats that have been spotted around the pond are oyster cages. These cages are placed at places not naturally conducive to oyster growth due to their sandy […]