Sheriff's Meadow Wins Formal Accreditation as Land Trust

Completing a rigorous process begun more than a year ago, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation recently won formal accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance.

Sheriff's Meadow Receives Grant to Restore Mill Brook

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation has received a $40,000 grant to help restore the Mill Brook at the Roth Woodlands property in Chilmark.

Peeling Back Layers of Time at Historic Chilmark Home

At the end of a long dirt road in Chilmark, a huge white tent arches above the meadows at Quansoo Farm. Inside the tent is the historic Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell House, under renovation since last year.

Sheriff’s Meadow Hosts First Lecture in New Series

Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University in New York city, will deliver a lecture at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Sheriff's Meadow Foundation Seeks Accreditation

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is applying this year for accreditation from the The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a lengthy process involving information gathering and documentation.

Land Court Rules for Sheriff's Meadow in Property Ownership Dispute

The decision ends a bitter dispute over ownership of a three-acre parcel of land in Chilmark. Nisa Counter and Benjamin Ramsey bought the lot on Blue Barque Road in 2010 from a family member. Sheriff’s Meadow said the land was part of a 10-acre parcel gifted by the late C. Russell Walton.

Sheriff's Meadow Makeover Includes New Viewing Platform

Come summer, visitors can admire the old ice pond from new viewing platforms and walk around the pond towards John Butler’s Mudhole on new boardwalks as Sheriff's Meadow gets makeover.

Supreme Court Tests Whether Conservation Land Can be Taxed

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.

Sheriff's Meadow Conserves Smalley Property on Moshup Trail

The foundation bought the 1.7-acre property on Nov. 19 for $35,416, a press statement said. The seller was the family of Josephine Smalley Vanderhoop. The purchase will help conserve rare habitat, Sheriff's Meadow said.

To Protect and Educate Nature's Way

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is the local land trust for the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Our mission is to conserve the natural, beautiful, rural landscape and character of Martha’s Vineyard for present and future generations. We are governed by a board of directors which represents the year-round and seasonal communities of the Island. We own 2,000 acres of conservation land across the Island, including land in each of the six Island towns. We protect another 850 acres of land with conservation restrictions.

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