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WHY THE FENCE?

The installation of a wire fence surrounding the open areas of the Tradewinds park, within the town of Oak Bluffs, on the island of Marthas Vineyard has created significant pushback from the local population.  On this website we intend to harness the full breadth of resources the internet has to offer, to ultimately allow full access to the open areas that are presently fenced off.

We will seek input and advise from the Legal community, the Political world, Environmental professionals and any other experts that can help explain “why the fence”.  Every aspect will be studied from the laws that created the Landbank, the administration and operation of the Landbank, the environmental concerns raised in the current “Management Plan” the design, the installation and the potential unintended consequences of the fence.


Historical Aerial Photos

  Notice the increased growth from 2015 to 2018 (prior to the fence).

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Images from Google Earth.


  • May 2015

    May 2015

  • Feb. 2018

    Feb. 2018

  • May 2015
  • Feb. 2018

3 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Thank you to all who believe that we can have shared use of Tradewinds without destroying Tradewinds. Our community must resolve these minor disputes, or what hope do we have for our citizens? Let’s work for the benefit of all.

  2. I have been coming to the Vineyard since 1964. We rented and finally bought a house in Edgartown. The drive out to Tradewinds, 20 min each way with my small Norwich terrier was always worth the hassle because of the joy it gave both of us. She loved the freedom and I loved seeing her so happy. We both got good exercise and made friends with dogs and their owners. There were more and more restrictions over time. We missed the meet and greet down the runway but were still appreciative of the areas we could walk. The majority of pet owners observed the rules. Probably some did not…but really how much could it hurt to have a few crossover areas. Why take away one of the most joyful activities of the day for many seniors. I think the Land Bank organization is totally misguided. My love for Martha’s Vineyard has been tainted by this mean spirited act.

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