Trustees of Reservations, Farm Institute Announce Merger

The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.

Trailblazing Opens Scenic Vistas at Menemsha Hills

The Trustees of Reservations have added added a second beach trail at the popular 229-acre Chilmark reservation, tucked away off North Road with its woodlands and rocky beach. The new trail is 1,000 feet long and was 10 years in the making.

Trustees Take Ownership of Old Brickyard in Chilmark

The 18-acre north shore Chilmark property was gifted to the Trustees of Reservations this summer through an estate of the Harris family. The conservation group plans to open the property to the public next year.

Some Fee Hikes Approved for OSVs at Norton Point Beach

Fees are going up for over-sand vehicle permits, as the Trustees of Reservations work to enhance stewardship and generate more revenue for the fragile barrier beach. The county commission approved hikes to annual permits, but held off on approval for daily pass increases.

Wander Wasque

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to check out the dynamic landscape around Wasque from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Meet on the Chappaquiddick side of the Chappy ferry by 1:45 p.m. for a ride to the site.

Winter Walks In Rare Habitats

Landowners open their properties to the Trustees once a year and now is your chance to see spectacular and rare Vineyard habitats.

Walk and Read

There is a new StoryWalk at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in West Tisbury.

Winter Walks in Special Places

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to explore some of the unique properties around Martha’s Vineyard with a series of winter walks.

Out of Studio, Into Outdoors, Artists Capture Trustees Properties on Canvas

Chris Kennedy, Martha’s Vineyard superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations, has spent the past 25 years touring Trustees properties on the Island. He’s seen Wasque, Mytoi, Norton Point and Long Point in all seasons and all types of weather, watching the landscapes shift and transform over time.

Adding Seven Thousand Homes: State Predicts Buildout Rate Here

The Vineyard could see as many as 7,032 more homes on its 17,475 remaining acres of developable land, officials from the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) said at an Island forum held Thursday night.

"That's a relatively short time frame to be faced with some tough choices," said Christian Jacqz, director of Massachusetts Geographic Information System, in a presentation to Island officials at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

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