Major Pledge Bolsters Red Gate Farm Purchase
To support conservation and inspire others to do the same, the Wyss Foundation has pledged $1 million in matching funds to create the Squibnocket Pond Reservation, a rare 304-acre preserve that is now part of the Kennedy family’s Red Gate Farm.
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Sheriff’s Meadow Confirms Unpermitted Trail Clearing
Julia Wells
Unpermitted trail clearing in the state forest has led to a citation from state environmental officials for violations of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act.
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Sheriff’s Meadow, Land Bank Will Buy Kennedy Family’s Red Gate Farm
Julia Wells
The two conservation organizations announced Thursday that they will buy 304 acres of undeveloped land at the rare oceanfront estate in Aquinnah owned by the family of Caroline B. Kennedy.
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Sheriff’s Meadow One-Day Photo Project Announced
The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation invites anyone walking one of its properties on Monday to snap and share a photo.
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Reminder for Dog Walkers
The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is reminding trail walkers to keep their dogs leashed as an important safety matter during the pandemic.
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Foundation Insures Sanctuary in a Town
Vineyard Gazette
The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation figures this year for the first time in the list of tax-exempted property in the town of Edgartown. The property so designated is the old ice pond known for generations as Sheriff’s Meadow Pond, and the land immediately around it, now assured of preservation for all time in its present native state.
 
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Cedar Tree Neck Bench
A new bench was recently placed at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary. The bench was built and donated by Scotty Young of West Tisbury.
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Conservation Is a Proactive Force
Phyllis Meras
In the 1970s, Vineyard conservationist Henry Beetle Hough suffered the greatest conservation defeat of his life.
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Sheriff's Meadow Launches New Trails App
Landry Harlan
A free smartphone app called TrailsMV that maps 200 miles of Island trails will be available June 2.
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Perfect Storms Topple Trees, Altering Island's Landscape
Landry Harlan
Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.
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