The NLC’s primary source of funding comes from our membership base.
Every donation we receive is used to accomplish our mission of protecting
Nantucket’s land and water resources and preserving the island’s rural

We can’t do this work without your generous support. Members receive acknowledgment in our annual report, eNews, and on our website; bi-annual newsletters and our Annual Report, as well as invitations to upcoming special events and educational field trips and tours. Click HERE for detailed information on MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS. Please Click HERE to DONATE.

NLC Impacts
Over the years, the NLC has advocated to protect our precious drinking and saltwater resources from numerous threats posed by inappropriate development proposals, both industrial/commercial and private residential.

The NLC has helped to protect some of Nantucket’s most important habitats, including sandplain grasslands and coastal heathlands – two globally rare habitats that are home to a number of rare and endangered species. We attend public meetings and hearings for local regulatory bodies commenting on inappropriate development projects, litigating when necessary. We advocate for improved policies and regulations to help protect our environmental health and resources in order to sustain a healthy island for our community. We actively protect over 1500 acres of land through our Conservation Restriction program.

NLC by the Numbers…
1500+acres of land protected on Nantucket, Tuckernuck and Muskeget
93separate Conservation Restrictions
500+average hours annually spent reviewing, writing letters and commenting at public meetings on projects
20+average number of annual water quality sampling occasions on island ponds
1000+number of invasive green crabs removed from Madaket and Nantucket harbors so far
4000+number of eelgrass shoots transplanted to Nantucket harbor so far
200+ – average annual number of students impacted by our Karen K. Borchert educational grant program