The Water Fund


The Board of the Nantucket Land Council is excited to announce the creation of “The Water Fund”; a donor restricted fund to help support marine and freshwater projects on Nantucket. For the past five years, the Nantucket Land Council has steadily transitioned into being the leading voice for the protection, investigation, and education of our water resources.

We are consciously focusing our efforts on several significant niche areas including researching eelgrass health and restoring eelgrass in Nantucket Harbor, analyzing stormwater runoff in the downtown area and working with expert consultants to redesign our downtown and Madaket landfill stormwater drainage infrastructure, as well as investigating the green crab population and how it relates to the health and vitality of Nantucket Harbor.

In the coming years, we will be expanding our water projects by supplementing the Town of Nantucket’s water quality sampling, engaging in further research and investigation of water related initiatives, and planning critical stormwater infrastructure upgrades.

We can’t do this additional work without your help!

We received a generous $25,000 donation to kick start our campaign along with full participation and backing of the Board of Directors. In addition, several NLC Directors came together in 2018 and pledged a $50,000 challenge grant – all donations (up to $50,000 total) will be matched!

We need your help! Please consider making an additional donation to The Water Fund on top of your annual operating giving and help the NLC achieve even greater success in protecting and preserving the water resources of Nantucket.

Click here to help us continue to protect Nantucket’s water resources!



Thank you to our Water Fund Founders Circle members:



Susan Baer

William and Margaret Brenizer

Robert and Barbara Friedman

Heinz Family Foundation

Evan and Cindy Jones

The McCausland Foundation

The Overbrook Foundation

Meredyth and Brooks Smith

Lars O. and Jane Soderberg