The MVC staff are a planning resource for the Town of Tisbury, MA. Our staff of planners, scientists, and cartographers provide technical assistance and guidance on various projects at the Town's request. In addition, we also submit grant applications on behalf of the town. Read on to learn of our latest joint efforts.
Water Quality Monitoring
The MVC has an extensive program of pond water quality monitoring across the Island. Since 2015, the Tisbury ponds have been sampled. This past summer, Lagoon Pond and Tashmoo Pond underwent weekly sampling July thru September. Samples are tested for: temperature, salinity, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, chlorophyll. These data are beneficial to determining the nitrogen loading limit of the ponds – an indicator of pond health.
See our Ponds & Watersheds page for more details and visit our Coastal Pond News for relevant articles about water quality initiatives. For specific questions, contact our Water Resource Planner, Sheri Caseau.
Tisbury Open Space Plan
Last updated cls 10/8/19