"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.
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.