About SBPF

Siasconset Beach Preservation Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed by ‘Sconset homeowners concerned about erosion of the Sankaty Bluff and the threat it poses to the village of ‘Sconset. Since the early 1990s, SBPF has researched and installed, on an experimental basis, a series of measures that might control the erosion of the ‘Sconset Beach from south of Sesachacha Pond to south of the ‘Sconset sewer beds. Our goal is to find an effective, environmentally sound and economically feasible approach. Funding for SBPF’s work is provided by our members, local community organizations, and the general public.

Audio Tour — now available!

Listen to our audio tour, highlighting the major aspects of the erosion control project at ‘Sconset Bluff by calling 508-443-6443.


To donate to the Siasconset Beach Preservation Fund please enter a donation amount below and click Pay Now.


Public Private Partnership

Whenever possible, the SBPF seeks opportunities to work in partnership with the town of Nantucket, other local organizations, community members and agencies that share our goal of limiting the impact of erosion on ‘Sconset Beach and Bluff. We thank the town of Nantucket for the time and expertise they have provided in collaborating with us on this project.


Our recommendations are based on careful consultation with a number of experts in the field, including:

  • Les Smith and Maria Hartnett, Epsilon Associates (environmental)
  • Joe Marrone, COWI (environmental)
  • Jamie Feeley, Cottage and Castle, Inc. (construction)
  • Steven Cohen, Cohen and Cohen Law, PC (legal)
  • Elissa Flynn-Poppey, Mintz Levin, PC (legal)


The executive committee of the SBPF includes:

  • Josh Posner, President
  • F. Helmut Weymar, Vice President and Treasurer
  • Douglas Hendrickson, Vice President
  • Kermit Roosevelt, Clerk

SBPF trustees include:

  • Dorothy Bailey
  • Nancy Broll
  • Richard B. Green
  • Albert E. Lussier, Jr.
  • John Osborn
  • Bruce Ritter
  • Elizabeth Singer
  • Thomas Tuttle
  • Robert Wilner