Group of people working around a sorting table with water and lighthouse in the background.

Eelgrass Restoration Volunteer Opportunity

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us at the Brant Point Hatchery to process eelgrass reproductive shoots for the summer. No skill or experience is required – we’ll teach you on the job! The goal is to take the reproductive shoots that we already collected and clip excess vegetation until we are just left with the seed-bearing pods. This will prevent oxygen from being depleted in our storage tanks. This work is crucial as it ensures our eelgrass seeds survive until we plant around Nantucket in the fall.  Restoring eelgrass beds is a critical step to keeping the waters around Nantucket healthy, and we appreciate any help you can provide!, Click HERE to join the volunteer list

Please note: it can be sunny/hot or windy on the dock, so check the weather! Sunscreen, a hat, snacks, water, and layers are always recommended.

At the Brant Point Hatchery, located on Brant Point Beach next to the lighthouse.
Monday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm