Anchoring Ban Proposed for Martha’s Vineyard Ponds

Anchoring Limit Imposed in Lake Tashmoo
A view of Lagoon Pond. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson

Martha’s Vineyard Times: The Tisbury eelgrass advisory committee presented a report and recommendations to Tisbury selectmen Tuesday night that included a proposal to ban anchoring in certain areas of Tashmoo and Lagoon Ponds to maintain the health of eelgrass in the salt pond.

“We formed this committee to make recommendations for us to protect eelgrass in our waters,” selectmen chairman Melinda Loberg said.

Gerry Hokanson, chairman of the eelgrass committee, presented the committee’s report to selectmen, which included recommendations for anchoring and moorings in Lake Tashmoo and Lagoon Pond.

Read more about the anchoring ban proposal for Lagoon and Tashmoo Ponds.