A new private-public coalition announced this week will monitor the presence of cyanobacteria in the Edgartown, Chilmark and Tisbury Great Ponds this summer, including through maps and a special-purpose website.
Edgartown Great Pond Foundation
Island boards of health
Edgartown Great Pond
Chilmark Pond

2022

A good crab year doesn’t have a negative impact on the great pond’s ecosystem - and this is definitely a good crab year.
More than half the nitrogen polluting Great Ponds along the south shore is coming from wastewater, a newly released report has found.

2021

Wastewater discharge from urbanization to the north and east of Edgartown Great Pond has been identified as the primary source of increased nitrogen loading in the pond, according to a new study by a Woods Hole scientist.
A new private-public coalition announced this week will monitor the presence of cyanobacteria in the Edgartown, Chilmark and Tisbury Great Ponds this summer, including through maps and a special-purpose website.
The Edgartown Great Pond Foundation has worked with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to produce a first-of-its-kind map of eelgrass in Slough Cove.

2020

Dredging and intensive study are part of a new project for Chilmark Pond, as two foundations have joined forces to develop a science-driven restoration plan for the pond.

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