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  • Water Education Program

    Land Alliance Received Two New Grants

    On April 19, 2016, North Shore Land Alliance received two separate grants totaling $45,000 from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund.

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  • Smithers Pond, Mill Neck

    Acquisition to Connect Shu Swamp Preserve to Upper Francis Pond Preserve

    The North Shore Land Alliance has long been interested in acquiring and preserving approximately seven acres of land that connects Nassau County’s Upper Francis Pond Preserve (formerly known as Smithers Pond) to the south, with Shu Swamp Preserve to the north. In the past several months, the Land Alliance has been working with the owner and their representatives to acquire the property.

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  • Is this the End for the Land and Water Conservation Fund?

    As the Trump administration prepares to submit its first budget, proposals have surfaced to drastically reduce or even eliminate appropriations for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) — America’s most important federal land and water conservation program which funds essential programs in all 50 states. Please join us in asking our representatives in Congress […]

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  • Simple and Effective Ways to Help Migratory Birds

    Every second of every day, birds are migrating somewhere in the world. Whether it is a short distance or an epic journey, every place where birds spend time is critical for the survival of their species. This includes their summer breeding grounds, their wintering areas and all the stopovers in between tent/11/5/R115to hold it harmless […]

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  • Wawapek Preserve Expanded to Embrace Educational Purpose

    The North Shore Land Alliance, in partnership with Suffolk County, the Town of Huntington, New York State, The Conservation Fund and the local community, acquired the 32-acre DeForest Williams property (now known as Wawapek), in March of 2015. Three months after closing, the Land Alliance opened Wawapek, formerly a private estate, as a public, passive use […]

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  • Water Education Program Expands to More Schools

    Initiated in 2014 through a generous grant from the Bruderman Family, the Long Island Water Education Program has reached more than 1,000 students in 2015 from four school districts across the North and South Shores.

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  • Humes Property Closed on July 10th

    As you may recall, we entered into contract in December of 2014 to purchase the 28-acre Humes Property in Mill Neck and have spent the past few months completing our necessary due diligence.We are pleased to report that all testing has been successfully completed and we will move forward with closing on July 10th.  Once […]

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  • Our 2015 Land Conservation Accomplishments

    The acquisition of the 32-acre DeForest Williams property in Cold Spring Harbor was closed on March 10th. This was an $8.5 Million public-private partnership among the County of Suffolk, Town of Huntington, State of New York, North Shore Land Alliance and Cold Spring Harbor community. This acquisition created a public preserve in a densely populated area […]

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  • Our 2015 Annual Members Meeting

    The Land Alliance held its Annual Members Meeting on Saturday,  October 24, 2015 at the Locust Valley Public Library. This was our largest Annual Members Meeting to date, with more than 50 members in attendance. Board Chair Carter Bales welcomed members and talked about the Land Alliance’s vision for the future. Hal Davidson, Co-Chairman of […]

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  • DeForest Williams Property Opened as Wawapek Preserve

    The North Shore Land Alliance is extremely pleased to announce the acquisition and dedication of the 32-acre Wawapek Preserve, formerly the DeForest Williams property, in Cold Spring Harbor.  In partnership with the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York State, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and 358 private donors we were able to acquire […]

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