Clean Water: Topics on Tap

The Nantucket Land Council is excited to present our summer virtual series:
Clean Water – Topics on Tap presented by Donelan Family Wines. Each month from June through September, the NLC hosted a special guest speaker for a live virtual webinar, who presented on a water quality topic followed by a live Q&A. Watch each of the 4 live webinars below.

Thank you to Hang Ten Raw Bar for selling special oyster raw bar kits, and Donelan Family Wines for perfectly paired wine packages.

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

Ecological Landscaping on Nantucket

Thursday, June 18th, 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

On July 16th, we welcomed Dr. Ken Wagner to discuss “Harmful Algal Blooms and Ponds on Nantucket”.

On August 13th, 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.

On September 10th, 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: