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.
The MVC’s Role in Coastal Management: gives an overview of the Commission’s role.
Given their complexity and the priority of planning efforts, Coastal Ponds have their own section of the website.
Coastal Planner, ext. 119