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"Friends of Sengekontacket is dedicated to the preservation of Sengekontacket Pond; the Barrier Beach and Trapp’s Pond; to the protection and preservation of water quality; and the preservation of habitat and promotion of environmentally sound management.”

About Friends of Sengekontacket

Friends of Sengekontacket, Inc. is a not for profit organization formed for the sole purpose of protecting Sengekontacket Pond, its barrier beach, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, and Trapps Pond.

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This Is Sengekontacket

The Joseph Sylvia State Beach, approximately 6500 feet long, is one of the 681 barrier beaches along the coast of Massachusetts. Located on Martha’s Vineyard’s northeastern shore, StateBeach, as islanders refer to it, is part of a littoral drift system extending from the East Chop cliffs in Oak Bluffs to the Edgartown Light, at the mouth of Edgartown Harbor. Two inlets, stabilized with stone rip rap, provide for the exchange of water between the Pond and Nantucket Sound.


Projects & Programs

We have developed a diverse set of long-term programs and projects to help protect and preserve Sengekontacket. Click here to read more about our work.