[IN PERSON] Film Screening and Discussion with Dir. Ollie Becker: Great Ponds, Ep. 1: On Our Watch

Thursday, August 47:00—8:30 PMEdgartown Free Public LibraryEdgartown Free Public Library26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA, 02539

Martha’s Vineyard's great ponds have been a source of sustenance and beauty for countless generations of Islanders. Recently, many of these ponds appear to be at a tipping point, with algae blooms choking out shellfish, and cyanobacteria making the water unsafe for pets and humans. Produced in partnership with the Vineyard Conservation Society, On Our Watch is the first of a three-part series documenting the health of these spectacular coastal ponds, and what our community is doing to help. Following the efforts of organizations such as the Great Pond Foundation, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, as well as several community members, the film examines the history of these ponds, the challenges they face, and what can be done to save them. Join us for a discussion with director Ollie Becker as well as Emily Reddington, Executive Director of the Great Pond Foundation, and Angela Luckey, Natural Neighbors Program Director of BiodiversityWorks. 

This program has been generously sponsored by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library.

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