Friends Academy (FA) Students Raise Funds to purchase a Bench at the Humes Preserve

Help Us Make an Impact!

We have been interning for the North Shore Land Alliance this month through our school’s ISP Program, an independent service project offered to seniors in their final semester at Friends Academy. The North Shore Land Alliance, a local nonprofit that has preserved over 1,200 acres of land on the North Shore, is opening the historic 33-acre Humes Preserve in Mill Neck to the public this summer. As a part of our project, we would like to raise $2,000 for a bench the Land Alliance will install for public enjoyment at the Humes preserve. We want to help make an impact and give this property something for everyone to enjoy – like a place to sit and enjoy nature with friends after the pandemic is over. Please help us reach our goal!

The Humes Preserve is at the heart of a corridor of 150 contiguous protected acres in the Beaver Brook watershed.  They form one of Long Island’s most treasured and ecologically valuable natural areas and boast an array of ecological communities like wetlands, streams and forests.

Click here to read more about the Acquisition of the Humes Property in 2015.

We chose to intern at the North Shore Land Alliance because we both love the outdoors and wanted to be outside every day helping in the Land Alliance preserves. We are also passionate about the environment and want to help protect land and make an impact in land conservation in our community. Our responsibilities at the Land Alliance have included trail maintenance, preserve cleanups and more.

We have been in school together at Friends Academy for four years and have played football together for the past two years. Our experience at Friends has definitely been one to remember especially with doing our ISP internship at the North Shore Land Alliance.