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Great Pond Foundation
Giving Thanks
November 27, 2019
‘Tis the Season
This is the season of gratitude and giving. We want to thank all our donors who have supported GPF's efforts in 2019 and encourage those who may be inpired to give to visit our website.
Fall Flush

As of the 26th of November, the Pond is still open and flowing. Following a day of drainage, when the Pond dropped from ~3.6 to 1.8 feet above sea level, we have had over a week of tidal flow through the cut. There are many things that we are grateful for in 2019. This successful fall cut is one of them.

Pond Data & Video
As of Tuesday November 27th, 2019, the cut was open and flowing. Tuesday was one of the most beautiful November days we ever spent on the Pond.
Gratitude List

a great Fall cut, the Pond is still tidal and flowing

Paul Bagnall, for getting the Pond open at a critical time to protect the eelgrass,

our continued partnership with the town of Edgartown, using data to inform management

the Great Pond Foundation Council, a newly formed group of advisors from around the Pond

the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard for funding our Pond Biodiversity study

the Vision Fellowship and its fellows for enhancing STEM programming for the Island

the Slough Farm Foundation, who hosted a summer Pond outreach event

the Bronner Family for funding the study of EGP Microbial Diversity

EPA scientists helping us document the health of eelgrass in the Pond

assistance from the EPA and the MVC to identify “nutrient hot spots” in the watershed

our collaborators from WHOI and the MBL, Mary Carman and Kristin Gribble

the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group’s oyster restoration on EGP

Julie Pringle, our Field Science Coordinator

YOU, who make our work possible

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