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Who We Are

Founded in 1965, VCS is the Island’s only conservation organization whose mission includes advocacy and public education, as well as resource protection.

Conservation today is about more than land protection. At VCS, we believe in a broad definition of environmental stewardship: we’re always prepared to fight inappropriate development, but we also advocate for pro-active solutions in all areas of environmental concern.

In the years ahead, we believe that the health of our Island and its waters will increasingly depend on an informed and mobilized public. That’s why we partner with government and civic groups whenever possible to promote community action in defense of a viable Vineyard environment and future.

Why should you support VCS? Read more here, or download and print our Case for Support document.

VCS office team:

Brendan O’Neill
    Executive Director
Signe Benjamin
    Operations & Membership
Jeremy Houser
Samantha Look
    Administrative Asst.

VCS Board of Directors:


Richard Toole
Nancy Rogers
    Vice President
Dave Davis
Alan Ganapol


Camron Adibi
Glenn Alberich
Jim Athearn
Jesse Ausubel
John Best
Mimi Davisson
Liz Durkee
Bruce Golden
Larry Hohlt
Luanne Johnson
Linda Jones
Samantha Look
Joan Malkin
Bill Randol
Arnie Reisman