Clean Water: Topics on Tap

The Nantucket Land Council is excited to present our virtual educational series:
Clean Water – Topics on Tap! Each month, the NLC hosts a special guest speaker for a live virtual webinar, who will present on an important water quality topic followed by a live Q&A. Watch previous editions of Clean Water: Topics on Tap at the link below.

Clean Water: Topics on Tap Winter Edition focuses on Clean Water For All!

Love your Nantucket Harbor! Our Nantucket harbor is a precious resource, and for you to enjoy and protect! Watch our presentation by local fisherpeople Simon Edwardes, Melanie Kotalac, and Josh Eldridge, along with Tara Riley from the Town of Nantucket Natural Resources Department. Our panel discusses current challenges facing our harbor and marine waters, and projects underway to address these issues.  Tara Riley will discuss common practices we can all adapt to ensure the vitality and sustainability of our water resources. Our harbor health depends on us all!

On April 15, learn about Nantucket Waterkeeper presented by the Nantucket Land Council and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  Nantucket Land Council is committed to being your advocate for our water resources; along with the Waterkeeper Alliance, we are on the front lines protecting, preserving and sustaining our water for all community members.  Join David Prescott of Save the Bay and the Waterkeeper Alliance Council for a discussion on how clean water affects all sections of our community and how we each play a role in protecting and preserving this critical resource. Thais Fournier, Town of Nantucket Water Resource Specialist, will join to discuss everyday practices that all Nantucket residents should abide by to keep our waters safe and healthy. Each monthly webinar will be held via Zoom. Register HERE or watch via YouTube HERE.

Thank you to Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Shellfish Association, Ernst Land Design and Donelan Family Wines for sponsoring our summer 2020 series. Additional sponsorship opportunities available, please contact for more information.

Ecological Landscaping on Nantucket

We welcomed Dr. Jack Ahern to discuss “Ecological Landscaping on Nantucket”. Dr. Ahern is a professor of Landscape Architecture at UMASS Amherst. Dr. Ahern discussed the importance of protecting our vulnerable water and coastal resources through better landscaping practices. Learn why and how, as he discusses a plant community approach to celebrate the beauty of our island in your own backyard – video below!

Harmful Algal Blooms and Ponds on Nantucket

We welcomed Dr. Ken Wagner to discuss “Harmful Algal Blooms and Ponds on Nantucket”.

We hosted Mary Parks from for a presentation and live cooking demonstration with “Green Crabs…Danger and Delicacy”. Watch the full video below, and check out’s informational flyer: All About Green Crabs, How to Extract Roe, and Green Crab Roe and Sweet Corn Salad Recipe.

We hosted Graeme Durovich from the Town of Nantucket Department of Public Works to present on the Town’s coastal plastics research and the 2020 Plastics Ban. Watch the full discussion: