Western Long Island is not a place one would expect to find vast expanses of meadow habitat, so the passage up Fort Hill Drive in Lloyd Neck, which bisects Matheson Meadows, is an unexpected pleasure. In 1968, Mrs. Anna Matheson Wood, founder and an honorary member of the Three Harbors Garden Club, conveyed the meadows […]
The Land Alliance acquired the Humes property in Mill Neck on July 10, 2015. The property completes one of the most significant open space corridors on Long Island’s north shore, totaling 150 contiguous acres in the heart of the Beaver Brook watershed. Protection of corridors like Beaver Brook is critically important in the face of […]
As the spring season arrives, many people head outdoors – which is a good thing! Unfortunately, and mostly due to climate change, ticks are there waiting for us in greater numbers than ever before. When walking through woods, underbrush, tall grasses or weeds, on your own property or in Land Alliance preserves, the chance of […]
This year’s Golf and Tennis Outing took place on Wednesday, May 22nd at the beautiful Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley was our most financially successful and largest event to date with 180 guests in attendance! Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty President and Chairman of the Board, Pat Petersen, was honored as a dedicated and […]
When protecting important natural areas land trusts are also protecting parts of history. The significance of the history can range from a simple record of land ownership to detailed accounts of human history and land use. The Humes property in Mill Neck illustrates the latter. Given both the important cultural and natural resources found on […]
North Shore Land Alliance welcomes Julia Damiano, Samantha Pepe, and Jeanne Wu to our 2018 O’Neil Conservation Stewards program. We look forward to providing these young conservationists with an opportunity to gain valuable conservation-related experience.
As you may have heard, Senator Carlucci from Rockland County and Assemblywoman Galef from Ossining have introduced enabling legislation, S4420 and A6444 respectively, that would adversely affect many golf courses in New York State. It would allow municipalities to assess New York State golf courses and clubs based on the properties’ highest and best use. […]
Wetlands are defined by the EPA as areas where water covers the soil or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.
We are so pleased to announce that this past spring, Sandy and Eric Krasnoff made a very generous gift of $750,000 to the Land Alliance’s Conservation Action Fund (CAF).
On November 3, 2018, LIU Post, Cornell Cooperative Extension, iEat Green, Long Island Cares, Sierra Club, North Shore Land Alliance and others, under the umbrella of the Long Island Food Coalition, hosted a full-day conference titled Food as a Solution.
When the North Shore Land Alliance acquired the 28- acre Schmidlapp-Humes estate in 2015 and the adjacent 7-acre John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in 2017, the land was protected for its significant ecological value. While historical sites are a small part of the Land Alliance’s mission, acquiring undeveloped land has been our primary objective.
On June 2, 2018, the official 15th Anniversary birthday party for members, friends and elected officials was held at the historic Humes property in Mill Neck.