There are many ways for you to get involved and support the health and well-being of the Edgartown Great Pond ecosystem. Two of the best ways you can help are by learning about the challenges that face a coastal pond and by being a careful and conscientious steward of the Pond. Become a summer intern and learn about water quality and ecosystem health first hand. Join us for our outreach activities in the summer months. Send us your pictures of the Pond. Sign up for our Newsletter. Help us to fund our research, education, and dredging activities. We are grateful for your participation in all forms.
Vineyard Gazette Series:
“Coastal Ponds Under Pressure”
In the summer and fall of 2015, the Vineyard Gazette ran an excellent series of articles about the challenges facing the Vineyard’s coastal ponds.
August 6, 2015
August 13, 2015
August 27, 2015
September 17, 2015
September 24, 2015
October 22, 2015
October 29, 2015
November 12, 2015
November 26, 2015
Coastal Ponds Under Pressure
For Islanders, Ties to Coastal Ponds Run Deep
Hard Science Hard Truths about Pond Pollution
Wastewater: Plumbing All the Alternatives
Salt Marsh Restoration Aims to Protect and Monitor Key Habitat
Sewering Can Help Save Ponds But At a Cost
Carving a Path for Pond Management
Aquaculture Boosts Pond Health
As Estuaries Project Nears End, Work Begins to Protect Ponds
Summer Science Internship
Each year the Great Pond Foundation engages the services of one high school and one college intern to assist with the summer field program. Join our team and help us to assess the water quality of the Pond, monitor beach-nesting shorebirds, and assist in oyster restoration efforts. Learn about the Internship.
Make a gift to the Foundation in support of our research, education, or dredging efforts. Sponsor a real-time sensor in your corner of the Pond. Help us to maintain our dredge or purchase reagents for our water sampling equipment. There are many ways to Make a Gift.