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Private Organizations

Town of Edgartown: Private Organizations

Friends & Fishers of Edgartown Great Pond
Friends of Sengekontacket Inc.
Massachusetts Audubon Society Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

P.O. Box 405
Westport Point, MA 02791

PHONE: (508) 272-2433

FAX: Not available.


WWW: Not available.

Michael A. Picciandra, President
Robert Plante, Treasurer

HOURS: No office hours. Call for information.

Friends & Fishers is incorporated under the Articles of Organization (General Laws, Chapter 180). The purpose of the corporation is to engage in the following activities: to act together to share and secure information, expertise, techniques, resources, etc., that will enhance and preserve the natural resources of the Edgartown Great Pond; to exist and be operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to all interested citizens.

The group is also engaged in a long-running court battle with the Mass. Dept. of Env. Protection and the Town of Edgartown regarding nutrient loading to the estuary.


FEES: Annual membership: $10. Contributions and participation are greatly accepted.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: "Bring Back the Fishery to Edgartown Great Pond" and development of "R/V Monitor." Participates in the "Adopt-A-Boat" program in the New Bedford and Fairhaven schools.

KEYWORDS: Edgartown, pond, fishery

P.O. Box 740
Edgartown, MA 02539

PHONE: (508) 627-6966

FAX: Not available



CONTACT: Jeremiah J. McCarthy, President

HOURS: No office hours.

The Friends Of Sengekontacket (FOS) is a non-profit organization founded to preserve Sengekontacket Pond and to provide a basis for developing a long-term management plan for the Pond. FOS has funded comprehensive investigations of the Pond by WHOI researchers. The FOS Barrier Beach Task Force has brought together representation of various local, state, and Federal agencies to develop a management plan for the Joseph Sylvia State Beach, the barrier beach forming the seaward side of Sengekontacket Pond.

PUBLICATIONS: President's annual report and periodic newsletters

OTHER INFORMATION: Funding provided by charitable contributions from individuals and grants.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Cosponsor of canoe trips; annual meeting in September.

KEYWORDS: Boating, Coastal Management and Planning, Conservation, Edgartown, Natural Habitats, Natural History, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Wetlands, Wildlife, Oak Bluffs


OFFICE: Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown, MA (on Felix Neck Drive)
MAILING: P.O. Box 494, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

PHONE: (508) 627-4850

FAX: (508) 627-6052



CONTACT: Suzan Bellincampi, Sanctuary Director

—June-August: 8:30-4:30, Monday-Saturday; 10:00-3:00, Sunday
—September-June: 9:00-4:00, Monday-Friday; 10:00-3:00, Saturday; 12:30-3:00, Sunday

Owned and operated by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary is a 350-acre area surrounded on three sides by a saltwater pond. It is a mixture of ecosystems with fields, forests, fresh and brackish ponds, salt marshes and beach with trails throughout. The nature center contains exhibits of native reptiles, amphibians, fish and crabs, as well as other interactive exhibits. Programs are scheduled daily in the summer and on some Saturdays in the winter.

PUBLICATIONS: "Sanctuary Magazine" (4 per year), "Felix Neck Newsletter"(one per year) and "Connections" newsletter (3 per year), all free to members.

FEES: Admsn: Adults-$4, Kids-$3, Seniors-$3, Members-free. Annual membership: Family-$58, Individual-$44.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Ornithology, Osprey Festival, children's summer day camp, natural history, environmental education, Fall Festival, snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking.

KEYWORDS: Ornithology, natural history, environmental education, Fall Festival, snorkeling, canoeing, aquariums and museums, biology, birds, coastal ponds, conservation, educational services for general public, educational services for children, educational services for young students, marine mammals, natural habitats, natural history, wetlands, wildlife, Martha's Vineyard

Town Departments

Town of Edgartown: Town Departments

Shellfish Department

Town of Edgartown
Shellfish Department

P.O. Box 481, 70 Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

PHONE: (508) 627-6175

FAX: (508) 627-6123

E-MAIL: Not available.


CONTACTS: Paul L. Bagnall, Shellfish Constable/Marine Biologist

HOURS: 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00, Monday-Friday

The Edgartown Shellfish Department enforces rules and regulations of shellfishing within the Towns' boundaries. The Department is responsible for seeding programs with hatchery-produced seed as well as experimentation with natural recruitment programs. The Department has cooperated with various research organizations and operates under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, a three-member board, and the Edgartown Shellfish Committee, a five-member board. The Department has three full-time employees with two additional summer assistants. A copy of Rules & Regulations, as well as licenses, are available through the Selectmens Office, Town Hall, 70 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539.

KEYWORDS: aquaculture, biology, coastal management and planning, coastal ponds, coastal recreation, commercial fisheries, conservation, educational services for general public, marine research, public, recreational fisheries, shellfisheries, water quality, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard


Town of Edgartown: Schools

Edgartown Elementary School

Edgartown Elementary School (Public)
West Tisbury Road, RR 1, Box 6, Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-3316
(508) 627-7983-FAX
WWW: Not available.
Principal: Edward J. Jerome
Librarian: Donna Lowell-Bettencourt
Science Dept. Coord.: David Faber

Last updated: January 14, 2015

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