• 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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  • North Shore Land Alliance Long Island Water Education Program

    $30,500 to continue our Water Education Program

    The Land Alliance was awarded an additional $30,500 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, which will sustain the program for the 2016/2017 school year.

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  • Verena and Roderic Cushman

    28-Acre Cushman Woods Preserve Created

    On June 15th, a beautiful, 28-acre, heavily wooded parcel in the Village of Matinecock was purchased by the Land Alliance for conservation purposes. This acquisition would not have been possible without the incredibly generous support of Verena and Roderick H. Cushman, who donated the funds necessary to purchase this highly significant portion of the Beaver Brook watershed for use by the community.

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