Throughout the years since 1995, NCA has been active in focusing attention on issues relating to its mission. Among these are: Town Finances, Traffic Congestion, including the development of two major studies, Expansion of the Airport and Nantucket’s Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (in particular the Surfside wastewater facility) in which NCA filed extensive comments with the Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs. On these and the other issues, NCA has continued to update both year round and summer residents
Today, we continue our efforts to maintain and improve the island's water quality. NCA has co-sponsored public forums to report the results of the Town’s water studies and continues to work with the Harbor Master to gather essential data regarding the health of Nantucket’s water. We are also continuing to work with Town officials in the inspection of and upgrading of failing septic systems in Nantucket Harbor and Madaket Harbor. In addition, NCA continues to focus on the impact that widespread tick-borne diseases are having on the health of residents and visitors to the island. We are working with the Board of Health to ensure the accurate filing of reports on the incidents of Tick Borne Diseases at the Cottage Hospital. Additionally, NCA is actively helping to Keep Nantucket beautiful. We have donated new trees that were planted along Broad Street, and we are supportive of the upkeep of the downtown Broad Street area. NCA is also seeking new means of educating the students of Nantucket as well as the community at large on cleaning up the garbage and litter which negatively impact the island, especially during its peak population seasons.
Finally, NCA’s most recent concerns relate to the Wildfire risk on the island. We are currently considering ways that our organization can help mitigate this serious risk to our island.