Vineyard Conservation Society Inc

Vineyard Hvn, MA   |  www.vineyardconservation.org

Mission

The Vineyard Conservation Society is a non-profit
membership organization dedicated to preserving the environment, character, and
quality of life of Martha’s Vineyard through advocacy, education, and the
protection of the Island’s land and waters.

Ruling year info

1968

Principal Officer

Brendan O'Neill

Main address

PO Box 2189 Mary P. Wakeman Center

Vineyard Hvn, MA 02568

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EIN

04-2439882

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Land and Agriculture

VCS provides direction and facilitation to property owners on conserving land. We advocate in the regulatory review process on behalf of saving open space, farmland, habitat, and natural resources like clean water.
Local farms define rural character, maintain a link with the past, and promise a more sustainable future. VCS has worked for decades to conserve our prime farm soils and rejuvenate local farming using Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APRs) and other tools. Building partnerships with towns and colleagues has been a formula for success at places like the new Ag Hall, Nip 'n' Tuck, Morning Glory, Native Earth and Katama Farms.

Population(s) Served

VCS is continuing a multi-year public awareness campaign to advocate for clean water and a coordinated wastewater management plan to reverse the decline in health of the Vineyard’s Great Ponds.
Part of keeping our waters clean involves persuading Island residents and businesses to avoid chemical lawn fertilizers and encourage use of native grasses and plantings.

Population(s) Served

Part of VCS’s broad definition of conservation involves promoting Island-wide coordination of solid waste disposal and enhanced recycling capabilities in all Island towns.

Population(s) Served

Some of the greatest impacts of global climate change will be felt at the coasts. VCS is promoting community awareness about the local environmental impacts we can expect and plan for.

Population(s) Served

The VCS Winter Walks Program offers monthly guided walks during the winter months on private lands, many conserved under VCS auspices. All walks are free and open to the public.

Population(s) Served

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Vineyard Conservation Society Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/5/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terry Appenzellar

Glenn Alberich

Jesse Ausubel

Jeremy Biggs

Dave Davis

Mimi Davisson

Liz Durkee

Alan Ganapol

Phil henderson

Luanne Johnson

Ginny Jones

Samantha Look

James Prichard

Bill Randol

Nancy Rogers

Richard Toole

Tomar Waldman