Grasshopper Sparrows Return to Katama Plains
Noah Asimow

The return of grasshopper sparrows at Katama this summer has been heralded by Island conservationists as a hopeful sign of ecological health.

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Late Plover Nests Lead to Prolonged Beach Closures
Holly Pretsky

Two piping plover nests have caused unusually long closures at Norton Point Beach this season, testing the patience of vacationers

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With Shorebirds Nesting, Over-Sand Vehicle Closures Begin
Sara Brown

Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge and other barrier beaches will be closed to over-sand vehicles starting next week.

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Trustees of Reservations Hire New Manager
Steve Myrick
Eunice Youmans began work last month as the new executive for The Trustees of Reservations on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
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Norton Point Reopens to Oversand Traffic
Sara Brown

Norton Point has reopened to over-sand vehicle traffic after several weeks of closures during peak shorebird rearing season.

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Beach Closures to Over-Sand Vehicles Begin
Sara Brown

Oversand vehicle access will be restricted on the barrier beaches that rim Chappaquiddick and Edgartown over the next few weeks to protect piping plover and least tern chicks.

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In Shakeup, General Manager at Farm Institute Is Out
Sara Brown
The general manager at The Farm Institute will leave his job due to restructuring by The Trustees of Reservations, which took over the nonprofit Edgartown teaching farm two years ago.
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Town, Trustees Reach Agreement on Katama Farm Lease
Steve Myrick
The Edgartown conservation commission has reached an agreement on a lease with the Trustees of Reservations regarding Katama Farm, the 186-acre property formerly leased to the Farm Institute by the town of Edgartown.
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Minimum Wage Increase by County Stalls Negotiations With Trustees
Steve Myrick
A county resolution setting $15 minimum wage for contractors complicates an agreement with The Trustees of Reservations to manage Norton Point Beach.
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Make Way for Plover Chicks: Cape Pogue Closed to Vehicle Traffic
Sara Brown

Cape Pogue Wildlife Refuge has been closed to vehicle traffic to protect newly-hatched piping plover chicks.

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