The Nantucket Land & Water Council has partnered with the Nantucket Shellfish Association, the Maria Mitchell Association, and 14 other organizations and entities to form the Clean Water Coalition. The purpose of the Coalition is to come together with the Town around a common goal of preserving clean water for Nantucket.
The Select Board has identified clean water as a priority in their Strategic Plan and the Town of Nantucket and the community have advanced a number of initiatives and programs in recent years to advance that mission, but our aquatic ecosystems continue to show clear signs of decline. The Coalition is interested in providing additional support and resources to assist the Town’s efforts and move the needle faster. After submitting a letter to the Town of Nantucket announcing the Coalition’s formation and desire to collaborate, we look forward to meetings this fall with Town department heads and staff that will determine the next steps for this movement.