Sticker Sales for Oversand Vehicles Skyrocket This Summer
Aaron Wilson
Sales of oversand vehicle stickers for the Trustees of Reservations are at an all-time high, in what is shaping up to be the busiest summer in recent memory on the waterfront.
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Eyewitness to Nature's Ebb and Flow Hangs Up His Khakis
Noah Asimow
Chris Kennedy, the gatekeeper to Wasque, is retiring from the Trustees of Reservations after being on the job since 1988.
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Longtime Trustees Superintendent Chris Kennedy Will Retire
Julia Wells
The long-serving regional director for the Trustees of Reservations and a familiar face on the Island, will retire at the end of the summer.
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Active Year for Nesting Shorebirds Forces Oversand Trail Closures
Will Sennott
As an especially active shorebird nesting season shapes up this year, the Trustees of Reservations has closed a wide swath of beach trails to over-sand vehicles from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick. Little Beach in Edgartown — where there is no driving on the beach — is a particular hotspot.
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Long Point to Open Summer Gatehouse
The Trustees will reopen the summer gatehouse to Long Point Wildlife Refuge June 18, with reduced parking, timed ticketing and online-only sales.
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Trustees Properties Reopen
All but one of the Trustees of Reservations properties on Martha’s Vineyard will reopen Thursday. The Farm Institute remains closed to visitors.
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Town, Trustees Clash Over Use of Katama Farm
Noah Asimow

Tensions over the use of Katama Farm by the Trustees of Reservations came to a head before the Edgartown conservation commission this week.

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Dike Bridge Is Open to Pedestrians
Vineyard Gazette
The new Dike Bridge is complete and now open for pedestrian traffic. Gates are being installed today and in a week, the bridge will be open to limited off-road vehicle use.
 
“They’ve done a great job,” said Edgartown highway superintendent Laurence A. Mercier. “The contractor G. M. Berkley did excellent work. We had a state inspector down on Wednesday and he said there are no problems. The bridge will be open soon.” The bridge was built at a cost of $182,256 and paid for by the state. It passes over Poucha Pond.
 
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Beach Closures Begin to Protect Nesting Plovers
Will Sennott

With the nesting season for piping plovers underway, The Trustees of Reservations have restricted vehicle access to parts of the Chappy shoreline.

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Summer Art Event Planned by Trustees Sparks Opposition
Holly Pretsky

A splashy art installation planned for July by the Trustees of Reservations is seeing pushback from neighbors and town officials.

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