The Land Alliance closed on Cushman Woods, a 28-acre preserve located in the Village of Matinecock, in June of 2016. We are now in the process of working with the Village to open the property to the public. Our plans include installing a small parking area off Still Road, a private road that the Land Alliance uses to access the preserve. We also intend to restore the existing trails on the property and to create a new trail that connects the parking area to existing trails.
We are pleased to report that the money necessary for building the parking area, creating new and restoring old trails and installing appropriate signage was raised in a special appeal at this year’s Wine Auction. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we can begin our stewardship work at Cushman Woods Preserve soon and, by the spring of 2017, open this preserve to the public.