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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
    Communications
Samantha Look
    Administrative Asst.

VCS Board of Directors:

Officers

Richard Toole
    President
Jim Athearn
    Vice President
Dave Davis
    Treasurer
Bruce Golden
    Clerk/Secretary

Directors

Glenn Alberich
Jesse Ausubel
John Best
Liz Durkee
Susan Feller
Larry Hohlt
Linda Jones
Samantha Look
Joan Malkin
Farley Pedler
Bill Randol
Arnie Reisman
Jim Reynolds
Nancy Rogers