How Healthy is Your Water?

On Martha’s Vineyard, the Coalition began monitoring the health of Vineyard Sound in 2012. We’re now partnering with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah to monitor three coastal salt ponds on Vineyard Sound: Menemsha and Squibnocket Ponds, James Pond, and Lake Tashmoo.

James Pond
Five sampling stations: JMS1, JMS2, JMS3, JMS4, JMS5
Lake Tashmoo
Seven sampling stations: TSH1, TSH1s, TSH1w, TSH2, TSH2s, TSH5, TSH8
Menemsha/Squibnocket Ponds
Two subembayments: Menemsha Pond, Squibnocket Pond
Vineyard Sound
Six sampling stations: VS1, VS2, VS3, VS4, VS5, NTKS10
Bay Health data is funded in part by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust.
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The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: