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Internship with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission by t.devlin
September 20, 2010, 4:22 pm
Filed under: Martha's Vineyard 2010

For the fall 2010 semester, ESF DLA students Timothy Devlin, Brittany Wells, Gino Dos Santos, and Luke Grasmeyer all have internships with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, commonly known as MVC for short.  The MVC is the regional planning agency of the island encompassing all six townships and was formed in 1974.

Chapter 831 of the Acts of 1977 for the State of Massachusetts, as amended below, is the legislation that recognizes the practices of the MVC

Martha’s Vineyard possesses unique natural, historical, ecological, scientific, cultural and other values . . . These values are being threatened and may be irreversibly damaged by uncoordinated or inappropriate uses of the land.

The development of this internship has been a collaboration between the students and members of the MVC to propose and conduct projects that will be of educational and beneficial experience for both parties.  This semester I am working as a team with my colleague Brittany Wells conducting studies of community identity analysis in different sites across the island.  For new construction projects to blend into the character of a community, the character must first be studied and documented.  For more information on the MVC and to read the Island Plan in full, please visit

http://www.mvcommission.org

Live well and be well,

Tim

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