Maia Coleman
A juvenile gray seal entangled in fishing line and rope on the shore of East Beach on Chappaquiddick was rescued Monday by a team of rangers and natural resources officers. The pup swam free after the entanglements were cut away.
Trustees of Reservations
Julia Wells
Oversand vehicle trails on Chappaquiddick have been partly reopened after a weekend of closures to protect nesting piping plovers, the Trustees of Reservations announced. All trails to Cape Pogue remain closed to vehicles.
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Piping plover
Cape Pogue
Noah Asimow
Sam Hart, Islands regional director at the Trustees of Reservations, will leave his position to start a new job at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
Trustees of Reservations
Kate Dario
The second annual State of the Coast report released last week by The Trustees of Reservations paints a stark picture of the future for Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Gosnold.
Trustees of Reservations


A project to fortify and restore the sand dunes at Norton Point Beach is now at risk as the Trustees of Reservations pull out of managing the two-mile shorefront and Edgartown prepares to take over.


The Trustees of Reservations will not renew their contract to manage Norton Point, after leadership said Friday that the non-profit land conservancy would relinquish control of the dynamic, two-mile beach.

Edgartown officials pitched the Dukes County Commission Wednesday to take over management of Norton Point Beach from The Trustees of Reservations.

Edgartown will make a pitch to the Dukes County Commission Wednesday to take over the management of Norton Point Beach, which is currently overseen by The Trustees of Reservations.

Trustees of Reservations CEO and President John Judge is stepping down after eight months on the job, citing differences in vision with the organization’s board.

I was dismayed to read the Letter to the Editor by Eric Glasgow in the Sept. 16, 2022 issue of the Vineyard Gazette.