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  • Shore Road Grass

    Conservation Easements 101

    If you ask conservation easement expert and tax attorney Stephen J. Small why people choose to place conservation easements on their land, he will give you the same answer every time. They love their land, they love their land and they love their land!

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  • Long Island Water Quality Update

    The summer of 2022 felt like a long string of bad news. Scientists from SUNY Stony Brook published their 2022 assessment of water quality in Long Island’s estuaries in 2022. The news is not good. During the months of June through September, every major bay and estuary across Long Island experienced fish kills, algal blooms […]

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  • Walks in the Woods

    Preview our 2023 Walks in the Woods

    Mark your calendars for the North Shore Land Alliance’s 2023 Walks in the Woods and Other Cool Things to Do Outside. Check out what’s planned and where our walks are happening. Our 2023 Calendar will be mailed to all members in January. You can register online in early January for these upcoming events.

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  • Williams Preserve, Lattingtown

    Williams Preserve Progress

    Our first order of business at the charming Williams Preserve in Lattingtown, donated by Mary and Tim Williams, was to mow the areas along the driveway to facilitate access for maintenance. We then conducted an initial clearing of what will become a tiny parking area, to be installed once we have secured local approval. Since […]

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  • Beech Leaf Disease

    Beech Leaf Disease: Search For a Treatment

    Last year Land Alliance stewardship staff began documenting a worrying condition at our preserves. We witnessed a distinctive striping pattern along the leaves of American beech trees. When standing under a tree and looking up at the leaves, we observed dark bands across them between leaf veins, sometimes alternating with the green leaf color. We […]

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  • Seed Collecting at Humes Preserve with North Country Garden Club

    Members of the Conservation and Horticulture Committees of the North Country Garden Club met with the Land Alliance’s Jane Jackson and Charlotte Brennan on October 11th to collect seeds. This was part of the ongoing, multi-year project for NCGC’s Partners for Plants (P4P) project funded by The Garden Club of America (GCA). NCGC was awarded […]

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  • Peter O'Connor

    Volunteer Spotlight – Peter O’Connor

    The Land Alliance is grateful to Peter O’Connor (aka Dr. FrankenTree) for his ingenuity and enthusiasm in his volunteer efforts with the Land Alliance. He is one of our most dedicated volunteers and lends a helping hand every week. He can regularly be seen in the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden cutting bamboo, digging up rhizomes and preparing the Garden for visitors.

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  • Roosevelt Community Garden 2022

    Season Five at the Roosevelt Community Garden Completed

    The Roosevelt Community Garden has become an avenue for adults and children to work together to grow fresh wholesome food while learning about agriculture, biodiversity and appreciation of the outdoors.

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  • Sign Our Letter: Help Preserve Plum Island!

    As a member of the Plum Island Coalition, we are writing to President Biden to formally request that he use his executive and administrative powers to designate Plum Island as a National Monument for the purpose of ecological conservation, historical preservation, and the discovery and celebration of our shared cultural heritage.

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  • Land Alliance New Headquarters at Humes

    After over 19 years of operating in borrowed or rented spaces, The North Shore Land
    Alliance, Inc. (Land Alliance) is excited to announce our relocation to the historic Tavern House at the Humes Preserve in Mill Neck, NY.

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