VCS Celebrates 51 Years of Conserving the Island

The Vineyard Conservation Society’s 51st annual meeting included a photo exhibit and the announcement of a $2 million capital campaign.

Spring Cleaning at the Beach: VCS Hosts Annual Earth Day Clean-Up

Volunteers carrying large feed bags dotted the Island’s beaches Saturday as they collected trash for the Vineyard Conservation Society’s 24th annual Earth Day Beach Cleanup.

Earth Day Continues with Volunteer Beach Clean-Up

On Saturday, April 30, the Vineyard Conservation Society hosts a cleanup day held at beaches all over the Island.

Plastic Bag Ban Information Sessions

The Vineyard Conservation Society will be hosting information sessions about a proposed bylaw to ban single-use plastic bags Island-wide.

Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags Gains Traction Around the Island

The Vineyard Conservation Society has begun floating a proposal to ban most single-use plastic bags on the Island, citing the danger the bags pose to marine animals and birds.

Edgartown Will Let Voters Decide on Plastic Bag Ban

Edgartown selectmen said they will likely put the issue of a ban on single-use plastic bags before voters at the annual town meeting in April.

Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Gets Support from West Tisbury Selectmen

The West Tisbury selectmen became the second town board this week to back an initiative seeking a ban of single-use plastic bags.

Aquinnah Selectman Back Plastic Bag Ban

The selectmen on Tuesday strongly backed a proposed bylaw to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in town. The idea will be voted on at the annual town meeting.

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.

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