VCS Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting to Protect the Island

In June 1965, conservationists concerned about development on the Lobsterville moors sent out letters to residents asking them to join the fight “to preserve the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard.” Fifty years later, the Vineyard Conservation Society endures, its mission unchanged.

Conservation Restriction 20 Years in the Making Is Nearly Complete

The Vineyard Conservation Society is gathering final approvals for a conservation restriction in Chilmark more than 20 years in the making.

Marking 50 Years in Conservation, VCS Looks to Future

On Tuesday, members of the Vineyard Conservation Society gathered at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury to celebrate 50 years of preserving land and encouraging environmental practices. Speakers discussed what the next 50 years could mean.

VCS Art Contest Winners on Display at Film Center

The Vineyard Conservation Society has named the winners of their annual high school art competition The winning artwork will be honored Sunday at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center, and on display at the film center lobby for two weeks.

Cold Winds, Warm Memories at Gay Head Guided Walk

Cold winds deterred some but not all as VCS led a guided walk at the Gay Head Cliffs on Saturday. The location was significant as VCS celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year, and was instrumental in creating national landmark status for the cliffs in 1965.

Walk Through History

As part of its upcoming fiftieth anniversary, the Vineyard Conservation Society begins its winter walks series on Saturday afternoon this weekend with a walk back in time — to the Gay Head Cliffs.

Winter Walk at Gay Head Cliffs

The Vineyard Conservation Society is hosting its first guided winter walk of the season on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Gay Head Cliffs.

Vineyard Conservation Society Hosts Annual Meeting

The 49th annual meeting of the board and membership of the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) will take place at the Wakeman Conservation Center off Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury on Wednesday, June 26.

Art Contest Success Due to Many Angels

We are lucky, whether we call the Island home for a week, a year, or generations at a time. This feeling was refreshed as the Vineyard Conservation Society launched an art contest for high schoolers.

Supreme Court Ruling Hailed as Victory for Conservation

In a case that has been closely watched by conservation groups on the Vineyard, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that a plot of forestland in the Berkshires cannot be taxed.