The Vineyard Conservation Society is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the environment of Martha’s Vineyard through advocacy, education and the protection of the Island’s land and water.
Founded in 1965, VCS is the Island’s only conservation organization whose mission includes advocacy and public education, as well as resource protection.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.
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.
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