Winter Walk

The Vineyard Conservation Society and Sense of Wonder Creations are collaborating for a short trip to West Chop lighthouse and beaches.

Shaking Hands With Nature, One Step at a Time

On Sunday afternoon about 40 hikers (and several dogs) gathered for a guided walk through the Frances Woods Preserve in West Tisbury. “Fran Woods emailed this morning to say ‘enjoy the walk,’” said Brendan O’Neill, executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society.

Guided Winter Walk Sunday

Vineyard Conservation Society leads a guided winter walk at Woods Preserve on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.

Kennedy Family Donates 30 Acres Along Moshup Trail to Vineyard Conservation Society

The gift of 17 small parcels valued at $3.7 million represents an important conservation gain in the rare heathlands of Aquinnah, conservation leaders said.

From Melting Glaciers to Sand, Gay Head Cliffs Walk Marks Time

The Vineyard Conservation Society had its first educational walking adventure on Nov. 10 at the Gay Head Cliffs in Aquinnah. The VCS winter walk programs were first introduced over 20 years ago and have grown in popularity which was evident by the more then 100 participants on the Sunday outing.

Vineyard Conservation Society Hosts Annual Meeting Wednesday

The Vineyard Conservation Society, an organization charged with promoting environmental advocacy and education, will hold its annual meeting Wednesday at the Wakeman Conservation Center in Vineyard Haven. Members will elect a new set of officers and hear presentations on rising sea level and moth and insect habitats on the Island.

Green on the Screen and in Architecture

On Saturday, March 9, the partnership of the Vineyard Conservation Society and the MV Film Society will host its next Green on Screen event, a series of films that explore and bring attention to environmental issues. This time; everything you ever wanted to know about biophilic design but were afraid to ask.

Protecting the Island Requires Planning

The following was submitted as testimony for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing on its development of regional impact checklist. The Vineyard Conservation Society is an advocacy organization. Our focus is on environmental, land use, and growth and development issues on this Island. We have over 1,000 seasonal and year-round members, and we have been doing this work for nearly 50 years.

What I am here to advocate for this evening is some version of tightened plan review for high-impact residential development.