The Water Fund


The Board of the Nantucket Land Council is proud to present “The Water Fund”; a donor restricted fund to help support marine and freshwater projects on Nantucket. For the past six years, the Nantucket Land Council has steadily transitioned into being the leading voice for the protection, investigation, and education of our water resources. Read our latest water-based projects, research and events in the 2019 Water News!

We are consciously focusing our efforts on several significant niche areas including on-going research on 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.

Over the next several months, 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!

In 2019, the NLC Board of Directors pledged an astounding $60,000 matching grant for Water Fund donations made by December 31, 2019, in recognition of the tremendous amount of water-focused research, projects and initiatives the NLC has undertaken recently. Double your impact and make a Water Fund restricted donation today to help us protect and preserve our Nantucket water resources!




Thank you to our Water Fund Founders Circle members:



Susan and Michael Baer

William and Margaret Brenizer

Robert and Barbara Friedman

Heinz Family Foundation

Evan and Cindy Jones

The McCausland Foundation

Alan and Virginia Nathan

The Overbrook Foundation

Meredyth and Brooks Smith

Lars O. and Jane Soderberg

Visco Pumping, Inc.