• Girl Scouts

    Scouts Make a Difference

    Girl Scout Cadette Troop #1805 of Mineola spent a sunny afternoon with the Land Alliance cleaning up the shoreline at Shore Road Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor. The girls were helpful in discovering a delicate nest of a Killdeer (a shorebird related to the Piping Plover) who had decided to make her home next to […]

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  • Land Alliance Will Purchase the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

    After more than two years of negotiation, the North Shore Land Alliance has signed a contract to purchase the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck from the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden Foundation.  This approximately seven-acre parcel, immediately adjacent to the 28-acre former Humes Estate (which the Land Alliance acquired in July of 2015), was […]

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  • Smithers Connector Parcel

    The Importance of Connectivity – Smithers Connector Parcel

    In September, the North Shore Land Alliance acquired from the Smithers family two parcels totaling seven acres in the Village of Mill Neck. The Land Alliance has long been interested in acquiring and preserving this important area because it connects Nassau County’s Upper Francis Pond preserve (formerly known as Smithers Pond) to the south with […]

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  • Humes Property Restoration

    Undevelopment at the Humes Property

    We are continuing to make progress at the Humes property in Mill Neck.  In September, we demolished three highly distressed structures in the northeast corner of the property, including the former caretaker’s house, a detached garage associated with the house and a former greenhouse. The caretaker’s house and garage had been abandoned by the former owners and the […]

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  • Cushman Woods Preserve

    Restoration Plans for the Cushman Woods Preserve

    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.  

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