State of the Harbor

Join Us for the
Nantucket Land & Water Council’s
8th Annual State of the Harbor Forum

Thursday, July 18, 2024
Great Harbor Yacht Club @ 4:30 pm

The Nantucket Land & Water Council is pleased to host the 8th annual State of the Harbor Forum, which will provide the latest information on issues impacting the health of Nantucket Harbor.

What is stormwater? Where does it come from? Where does it go? How does it impact the health of our Harbors? This year, featured presenters will share information on the status of Nantucket’s stormwater infrastructure in the downtown area, along with planning efforts underway to implement improvements. Two projects will be highlighted: one to investigate the water quality of stormwater entering our harbor; a second to restore the ecological integrity of Lily Pond Park, an important stormwater catchment area within the harbor watershed. Both projects are important components in the Town’s larger stormwater story, which will be discussed as part of the presentation.

Featured speakers include: Emily Molden, Executive Director of the Nantucket Land & Water Council; Anne Kitchell, Associate Principal & Senior Watershed Planner, Horsley Witten Group; Charles Johnson, Stormwater Manager, Town of Nantucket Sewer & Stormwater Department; Rachael Freeman, Director of Operational Resources, Nantucket Land Bank.

Please join us to learn about these collaborative efforts and the importance of where the water goes. This event is free, however, registration is required. 

A huge thank you to our 2024 Event and Business Sponsors:



Nantucket Shellfish Association
Yoho Raw Bar 

Visco Pumping Inc.
September Productions

Ernst Land Design
Hy-Line Cruises
Nantucket Engineering & Survey, P.C.
Nantucket Spider
Surfing Hydrangea Nursery

The NLWC’s 7th Annual State of the Harbor Forum was hosted on July 18, 2023. Watch the full presentation – The State of the Harbor:  Nutrient Pollution & the Health of Eelgrass, 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