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.

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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.

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Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags Gains Traction Around the Island
Alex Elvin
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.
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Edgartown Will Let Voters Decide on Plastic Bag Ban
Steve Myrick

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.

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Gets Support from West Tisbury Selectmen
Heather Hamacek

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

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Aquinnah Selectman Back Plastic Bag Ban
Alex Elvin

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.

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VCS Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting to Protect the Island
Heather Hamacek
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.
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Conservation Restriction 20 Years in the Making Is Nearly Complete
Alex Elvin
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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Marking 50 Years in Conservation, VCS Looks to Future
Heather Hamacek
On Tuesday, members of the Vineyard Conservation Society gathered at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury to celebrate 50 years of preserving land and encouraging environmental practices. Speakers discussed what the next 50 years could mean.
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VCS Art Contest Winners on Display at Film Center
Sara Brown

The Vineyard Conservation Society has named the winners of their annual high school art competition The winning artwork will be honored Sunday at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center, and on display at the film center lobby for two weeks.

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