Island Inspirations
Art competition for Island high school students sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society was launched this week.
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Winter Walk
The Vineyard Conservation Society and Sense of Wonder Creations are collaborating for a short trip to West Chop lighthouse and beaches.
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Walking the Land to Visit the Past
Brendan O'Neill
Against a backdrop of rising seas rising and receding shorelines, it feels as though the Vineyard gets a little smaller every year. But one town is actually a bit bigger than it once was.
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Shaking Hands With Nature, One Step at a Time
Alison L. Mead
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.
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Supreme Court Tests Whether Conservation Land Can be Taxed
Sara Brown
In Massachusetts, land used by a charitable organization qualifies for a tax exemption under state law. But a recent case in the town of Hawley, now going before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, could have wide implications.
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Guided Winter Walk Sunday
Vineyard Conservation Society leads a guided winter walk at Woods Preserve on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.
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Kennedy Family Donates 30 Acres Along Moshup Trail to Vineyard Conservation Society
Julia Wells
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.
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From Melting Glaciers to Sand, Gay Head Cliffs Walk Marks Time
Albert O. Fischer
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.
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New Study Examines Effects of Sea Level Rise on Vineyard
Remy Tumin

Seas around the Vineyard are rising slightly faster than the global average and Island planners should prepare for significant sea level rise by the end of the century, a new climate change report has found.

The Vineyard Conservation Society report examines the effects of climate change on the Martha’s Vineyard and its surroundings.

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Vineyard Conservation Society Hosts Annual Meeting Wednesday
Nicholas Bradley

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.

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