Over the past decade, the Nantucket Land Council has steadily transitioned into being the leading voice for the protection, investigation, and education of our water resources. In response, the NLC Board of Directors created “The Water Fund”, a donor-restricted fund to help support marine and freshwater projects on Nantucket. Read about some of our recent water-based projects, research and events in the 2020 Water News.
Throughout 2020, we continue our water projects including expanding our eelgrass health research
into Madaket harbor, supplementing the Town of Nantucket’s water quality sampling with our small
pond water quality research and investigating coastal plastics on our beaches and ocean waters. We also continue investigating the green crab population, how it relates to the health and vitality of Nantucket Harbor and the viability of a green crab fishery to help reduce these habitat-destroying creatures.
We are thrilled to have officially joined the Waterkeeper Alliance as the Nantucket Waterkeeper with the goal of swimmable, fishable, drinkable waters for all.
We can’t do this additional work without your help!
In 2020, we ask for your help to support our water research by making a donation to the Water Fund. Help us continue our critical work by making a Water Fund donation today!
A special Thank You to our Water Fund Founders Circle members who made a contribution of $5000 or more:
Susan and Michael Baer
William and Margaret Brenizer
Robert and Barbara Friedman
The Heinz Family Foundation
The Herbert D. Condie Jr. Family Foundation
Evan and Cindy Jones
Peter and Bonnie McCausland/The McCausland Foundation
Alan and Virginia Nathan
The Overbrook Foundation
The Slayton Family Foundation
Meredyth and Brooks Smith
Lars O. and Jane Soderberg
Merrielou and Ned Symes
Visco Pumping, Inc.