• The unique sawgrass, mangrove and “tree island” character of the Everglades. Photo credit: Friends of the Everglades

    Water Issues Are Not Unique to Long Island

    The Florida Everglades is one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Home to the American alligator, the Florida panther and countless other endemic species, the Everglades also provides important ecosystem services to South Florida such as replenishing our freshwater aquifers and buffering us from storms and flooding. The Everglades also face some huge challenges to its conservation.

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  • Loss of Plant Species

    Biodiversity is being lost – locally, regionally and globally. It is now estimated that approximately one third of global plant species are at risk of extinction.

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  • Schmidlapp-Humes Estate listed on Registers of Historic Places

    This past spring the Land Alliance made application to have the Schmidlapp-Humes Estate Historic District listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The area making up the historic district encompasses 81 acres of the original 83-acre country estate that Carl and Frances Schmidlapp built from 1923 to 1927. The District includes the […]

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  • Land Alliance and Adelphi CALIBER Students Team Up

    North Shore Land Alliance and Adelphi University’s largest community service organization, C.A.L.I.B.E.R., are teaming up to raise $1,000 for tools for the Land Alliance’s Volunteers for Open Space Program.

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  • Coming Soon – Humes Preserve, Mill Neck

    The North Shore Land Alliance purchased the Humes Estate (28 acres) from the Humes Family for conservation purposes on July 10, 2015. Two years later we purchased the adjoining Humes Japanese Stroll Garden (7-acres) and Smithers connector parcel (7 acres). The Estate property had been severely neglected for many years prior to our acquisition. It […]

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