The following letter was sent to Cape and Islands Rep. Timothy Madden.

The small bridge channel into Sengekontacket Pond, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard is almost closed by sand accumulation. The resultant marked reduction in flow through the channel severely compromises the already tenuous health of the pond.

Is there anything you can do to facilitate dredging?

Thank you for your attention to the important natural resource that is Sengekontacket Pond and the problems besetting it.

Gregory Palermo