State of the Harbor

Join Us for the Nantucket Land & Water Council’s 2023 State of the Harbor Forum

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 – Nantucket Yacht Club – 4:30 pm

Registration is requested but not required. Register HERE.

The Nantucket Land & Water Council is pleased to present its 7th Annual State of the Harbor Forum. This year we look forward to welcoming Dr. Alyssa Novak, Assistant Research Professor of Boston University, to present on The Impacts of Nutrient Enriched Waters and Sea-Surface Temperatures on the Eelgrass Populations of Nantucket Island. In 2018 and 2020 the Nantucket Land & Water Council worked with Dr. Novak to assess the health of eelgrass meadows located at multiple sites in Nantucket and Madaket harbors. Dr. Novak collected information on various eelgrass plant parameters and assessed their sources of nitrogen through stable isotope analysis. The presentation will feature a discussion of her results, their implications, and how we can work towards restoring eelgrass populations in the waters of Nantucket.

A reception and raw bar will follow. This event is free to the public. Registration is requested but not required.
Register HERE.

This event is made possible by
the support of our 2023 Sponsors:

Nantucket Shellfish Association
Surfing Hydrangea Nursery
Nantucket Spider
Anderson Stillwater Moorings
Visco Pumping Inc.
Nantucket Engineering & Survey, P.C.
Glyn’s Marine
Ernst Land Design
Madaket Marine

The NLC is proud to present this yearly educational event free for the community as an opportunity to hear about on-going research as well as preservation and protection efforts in Nantucket Harbor.  A huge thank you to our 2022 sponsors: Anderson’s Stillwater Moorings, Nantucket Shellfish Association and Visco Pumping, Inc.  To help us present this annual symposium free to Nantucket, please consider a business or family sponsorship.  Email for more info.

The NLC’s 6th Annual State of the Harbor Forum was hosted on July 19, 2022. Watch the full presentation – The State of the Harbor:  Planning for a More Sustainable Future, HERE


For sponsorship opportunities or other questions, please email




Check out the full video from the 2022 6th Annual State of the Harbor Forum:

Recorded and edited by Nantucket Community Television