Bringing Islanders Together for the Environment

This year’s theme at the third annual Climate Action Fair was Greening Vineyard Landscapes, with an emphasis on sustainable living.

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Islanders Give Beaches a Bit of Earth Day Love

Scores of beachcombers fanned out across the shores of Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, for the 32nd annual Earth Day beach cleanup event, coordinated by the Vineyard Conservation Society.

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Town Meeting Issues Illuminate Island's Growing Pains

A few years ago, the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) tasked itself with adding to its traditional mission statement (roughly, “What does VCS do?”) a new vision statement (“Why do we do it?”).

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Appeals Court Sides With VCS Over Aquinnah Land Dispute

Appeals court judges affirmed a Dukes County Superior Court judge’s opinion that Vineyard Conservation Society is the rightful owner of the parcel off Moshup Trail that once belonged to Louisa Devine.

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Walking Through Winter

Attendees of the final Vineyard Conservation Society Winter Walk make their way from Slough Farm to Edgartown Great Pond and back in Katama. Guests Emily Reddington of The Great Pond Foundation and Ray Ewing of The Vineyard Gazette accompanied the walkers.

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O'Neill Bids Adieu at VCS Annual Meeting

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Brendan O’Neill celebrated the conclusion of his 38-year run as executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) at its annual meeting Tuesday.

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Brendan O'Neill Retires after 38 Years at Conservation Society

After 38 years as the executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society, Brendan O'Neill is passing the torch to Samantha Look.

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Clearing the Way for Frost Bottom Preservation

Along the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road just past Bluebird Way near the airport there is an extra chill in the air, the cause of which dates back to the ice age.

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Aquinnah Land Dispute Winds Its Way to Superior Court

A small lot off Moshup Trail in Aquinnah has become the subject of a complex land dispute between a Vineyard conservation organization and the descendants of a former deed holder.

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Land Matters

Land Matters

Editors, Vineyard Gazette;

Contaminated ponds. Tangled traffic, bigger crowds, louder jet noise. And despite all that, a thunderous building boom that promises yet more to come, struggling to satisfy the market for vacation rentals while doing little if anything to provide year-round housing.

The Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) is besieged with the question: “What can be done to prevent killing the goose that lays the golden egg?”

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