The 45th annual meeting of the board and membership of the Vineyard Conservation Society will take place at the Wakeman Conservation Center on Lambert’s Cove Road in Vineyard Haven on Tuesday evening, June 29. The meeting is free and the public is welcome, starting with a light supper from 5 to 6 p.m. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation by Tim Simmons, restoration ecologist with the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program.

The talk is titled Responding to climate change: Habitat impacts and management implications of predicted climate disruption in southern New England with emphasis on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Vineyard Conservation Society is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to preserving the environment, character and quality of life on the Vineyard through advocacy, education and the protection of the Island’s land and waters.

The Wakeman Conservation Center is located one mile up from the Vineyard Haven end of Lambert’s Cove Road; see sign on left. Call 508-693-9588, or go to for more information.