State of the Harbor

The Nantucket Land Council is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual State of the Harbor Forum was held Thursday, July 18, 2019.

This yearly educational event is a free, public opportunity to hear about on-going research and preservation and protection efforts in Nantucket Harbor.  In 2019, we focused on restoration projects occurring in the harbor including eelgrass, oyster reef and salt marsh restoration as well as reports on the current state of Nantucket harbor water quality and future improvement projects. Presenters included Dr. Alyssa Novak, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, Emily Molden, Nantucket Land Council Executive Director, Leah Cabral, Town of Nantucket Assistant Biologist, Thais Fournier, Town of Nantucket Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Nantucket Conservation Foundation Research Program Supervisor, and Brian von Herzen, Ph.D.

The presentation was followed a question and answer session and discussion. NLC also offered a raw bar by YoHo Raw Bar, and a cash bar.

For sponsorship opportunities in 2020, or additional information, please contact the NLC office at or call (508) 228-2818.

Thank you to our 2019 State of the Harbor Sponsors including:

Elizabeth and Michael Galvin

Visco Pumping, Inc.

Nantucket Shellfish Association

Anderson’s Stillwater Moorings

Great Harbor Yacht Club


Please check back soon for the date for the fourth annual State of the Harbor Forum which will be held in July 2020. For sponsorship opportunities or other questions, please call (508) 228-2818 or email



Check out the full video from the 2019 Annual State of the Harbor Forum:

Recorded and edited by Nantucket Community Television