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The land bank is a rare breed. Neither a sanctuary program nor a park system, it is a middle ground where the highest virtues of conservation can be realized: public enjoyment of nature, where limits and restraint secure the natural world’s future and prosperity. Learn more about the land bank…

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RFP Chappaquiddick

Posted 5/24/24

The land bank is accepting proposals for the purchase of a 3.0-acre lot for community purposes, as defined in a request-for-proposals (RFP) that can be found [here].  The lot is currently in private…

The Martha’s Vineyard land bank is disposing of a surplus truck

Posted 5/20/24

The Martha’s Vineyard land bank is disposing of a surplus truck. It is a 2013 Ford F350 Service Body with 82,981 miles.The invitation-to-bid package is available by telephoning 508-627-7141 or writing…


Posted 5/16/24

The 2024 Cross-Island Hike (XIH) route has been finalized. Please join the land bank on National Trails Day --- Saturday, June 1, 2024 --- for a day-long hike from the Hillman's Point Preserve in…


Posted 5/6/24

The land bank is finalizing the itinerary for this year’s hike, which includes some new trails. The XIH will take place on National Trails Day, which occurs annually on the first Saturday in June.…

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The land bank collects a fee on the island’s real estate transactions to fund land conservation and stewardship on the island. Land bank forms are available for download and printing.

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