• 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.  


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    Meet the 2020 Summer Interns

    Nicole Miliano Nicole Miliano is a senior Environmental Sustainability/Geography major at SUNY Oneonta. She is looking forward to continuing gaining experience working outdoors in hopes to protect the environment. During a service trip in Guatemala, her passion for preventing land and water pollution was reinforced. She is interested in water quality, land conservation, travel, and being immersed in different cultures. James Pizaro James Pizaro is a student at Stony Brook University studying Environmental Studies. He is a Long Island native and an Eagle Scout and has dedicated hours of service time to conservation through Scouting. He can’t wait to continue helping our environment with the Land Alliance! Peter Markotsis A Long Island native, Peter Markotsis is a rising senior at Vassar College majoring in Earth Science and Society (a unique blend of Earth Science and Geography) and minoring in Creative Writing. When not exploring the Peconic Bay on a paddle board or attempting to hike the 46 highest mountains of the Adirondacks, Peter can often be found reading outside, or nestled in a bookstore in an effort to write a novel about dragons. For more information about the North Shore Land Alliance William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Conservation Steward program, please contact Meghan Leverock at 516-922-1028 or meghan@northshorelandalliance.org. Click here to read more about the O’Neil Conservation Stewards program.


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  • Places to Go and Things to Do

    While social distancing is recommended right now, there’s no reason you cannot get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Health researchers have found that spending two hours a…


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  • Humes Preserve Opening

    The Land Alliance purchased the Humes estate in 2016. After four years, we’ve retired our debt and are now preparing to open this spectacular 28-acre property as the Humes…


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  • Don’t Be a Litterbug

    While we welcome everyone to get outside and visit our preserves, we also want to encourage people to help take care of them. Litter is a big problem not…


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