Coastal Management

The Martha's Vineyard is defined by its relationship with the sea. Because it is an island, its precious and finite coastal resources have long been the focus of human activities, if not always wisely managed. On Martha's Vineyard, stewardship of coastal lands and waters is almost always a cooperative effort between government agencies, partnered with local advocacy groups and non-profits.

This section of the website includes the following sections:

Given their complexity and the priority of planning efforts, Coastal Ponds have their own section of the website.


Jo-Ann Taylor
Coastal Planner, ext. 119
[email protected]

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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