Edgartown Great Pond dredging complete


Updated Monday, March 6

Last week, crews were winding down dredging operations on the Edgartown Great Pond. The dredging is paid for by the Edgartown Ponds Foundation, with work being done under town-held dredging permits. “Edgartown Great Pond is the beneficiary with improved water quality,” Edgartown shellfish constable Paul Bagnall said.

According to the Great Pond Foundation, they have doubled their efforts to move sand since last year and have finally reached the beach.

“We then turned the dredge around and are in the process of cutting a new channel back towards the Pond. This leaves a slice of sand, similar to a piece of pie, in between the two channels,” the foundation wrote on their website.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the dredging had just begun. The project ended last week.