VCS annual meeting on June 28

The annual meeting of The Vineyard Conservation Society will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 28, at the Wakeman Center off Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury. The meeting will feature a presentation by ecologist Jeremy Houser on the predicted effects of global climate change on the local environment, which he has been researching for the VCS and The Nature Conservancy on a grant from the Edey Foundation. Appetizers will be served, and all are welcome.

Creative Living Award nominations solicited

Nominations for the 2011 Creative Living Award are being accepted by The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard. Established in 1983, the award recognizes members of the Vineyard community who embody the late Ruth Bogan’s spirit and love for the Island, share her “creativity and ingenuity” in many fields, and who have contributed significantly to the quality of life on the Vineyard, according to a press release. Recipients receive a $1,000 honorarium from the Fund.

To nominate an organization or individual for the 2011 Creative Living Award, send a letter or email describing their contributions to Island life and explaining how they personify the qualities of Ms. Bogan. Due by July 1, nominations should be sent either to Permanent Endowment, P.O. Box 1182, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or

More information on the Permanent Endowment Fund is available at or at 508-338-4665.