Warning Signs and Success Stories for Island Ponds and Estuaries
Noah Asimow
A three-year study by the Martha's Vineyard Commission revealed both continued high levels of nitrogen in some ponds, while others showed improvement.
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Record Quahaug Spawn Is Boon for Island Ponds
Landry Harlan

A record quahaug spawn at the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group comes as a boon to Island towns this year where saltwater ponds are seeded annually as part of shellfish management programs.

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MVC Lands Major Grant to Restore Lagoon Pond
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission landed a $250,000 federal grant this week for an innovative project to reduce groundwater pollution in Lagoon Pond.

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MVC Outlines Nitrogen Reduction Plan for Pond Health
Landry Harlan
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission presented a water quality management policy with an emphasis on the high nitrogen in coastal ponds.
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Forum Discusses Phragmites Harvesting to Lower Nitrogen in Ponds
Landry Harlan

Phragmites can be a valuable tool for removing nitrogen in Vineyard ponds, according to new research presented to a packed meeting in the West Tisbury Library Monday afternoon.

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Water Levels in Great Ponds Reach Historic High
Landry Harlan

Torrents of rain from recent storms have caused Vineyard Great Ponds to rise to historic levels, threatening shellfish and surrounding homes.

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Phragmites Could Play Key Role in Health of Coastal Ponds
Landry Harlan

Regular removal of phragmites is an effective and efficient way to improve the health of coastal ponds, a study has found.

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Edgartown Great Pond Comeback Is Communal Effort
Landry Harlan
The overall health of the Edgartown Great Pond has shown significant improvement over the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday from the nonprofit Great Pond Foundation.
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Tisbury Lands Grant for Pilot Wastewater Study
Alex Elvin

With funding approved to pilot a new type of septic system in the Lagoon Pond and Lake Tashmoo watersheds, Tisbury may soon find itself a step ahead in a race to preserve coastal ponds.

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Wastewater Concerns Face Oak Bluffs, Tisbury
Alex Elvin

Voters in Oak Bluffs and Tisbury this year will be asked to move forward on ambitious plans to expand each town’s sewer district, with a common goal of benefitting both local business and coastal ponds.

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