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  • Roosevelt Community Garden Project

    North Shore Land Alliance, in partnership with Nassau County and the Long Island Community Foundation, is in the process of establishing a community garden in Roosevelt on a 10,000-square foot property owned by the County

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  • Girl Scouts

    Scouts Make a Difference

    Girl Scout Cadette Troop #1805 of Mineola spent a sunny afternoon with the Land Alliance cleaning up the shoreline at Shore Road Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor. The girls were helpful in discovering a delicate nest of a Killdeer (a shorebird related to the Piping Plover) who had decided to make her home next to […]

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  • Land Alliance Will Purchase the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden

    After more than two years of negotiation, the North Shore Land Alliance has signed a contract to purchase the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Mill Neck from the Humes Japanese Stroll Garden Foundation.  This approximately seven-acre parcel, immediately adjacent to the 28-acre former Humes Estate (which the Land Alliance acquired in July of 2015), was […]

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  • 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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  • Internship Program for College Students

    In June of 2016, thanks to a generous five-year endowment from the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust, North Shore Land Alliance launched an official internship program.

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  • Enhanced Federal Tax Incentive is Permanent

    The Land Alliance is pleased to announce that at the end of December 2015, Congress passed, with strong bipartisan support, legislation that makes the enhanced federal tax incentive that supports land conservation PERMANENT. Under the enhanced incentive, an individual landowner can deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) in any year over a total of 16 years, including the year of the gift. Qualified farmers can deduct up to 100% of their AGI over 16 years

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