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  • Coming Soon – Humes Preserve, Mill Neck

    The North Shore Land Alliance purchased the Humes Estate (28 acres) from the Humes Family for conservation purposes on July 10, 2015. Two years later we purchased the adjoining Humes Japanese Stroll Garden (7-acres) and Smithers connector parcel (7 acres). The Estate property had been severely neglected for many years prior to our acquisition. It […]

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  • 10 Land Alliance Preserves to Visit

    During these uncertain times, nature can help us slow down and recharge. In fact, the latest research suggests that spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety. We currently own or help maintain ten preserves open to the public.

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    Biodiversity in the Beaver Brook Watershed

    The extraordinary variety of life on earth – a balance among plants, animals, microorganisms and the ecosystems in which they are found – is known as biodiversity. Protecting land locally helps preserve the biodiversity found right here on the North Shore of Long Island.

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  • Benefits of Native Plants

    With warmer months finally settling in and more time spent at home, many of us have been planting. Have you considered native plants when making your choices? There are numerous benefits to having these species in your garden.

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  • Roosevelt Community Garden Impact

    Now entering our third year, Garden members kicked-off the growing season on April 22nd (Earth Day) with an annual clean up of the garden and distribution of plants and seeds to gardeners to start their gardening.

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  • Land Alliance Thanks our Active Volunteers

    Thank you to Richard Weir and Peter Meleady two of our active volunteers who contribute their time and energy to help us accomplish our land conservation mission.

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  • Volunteers Give a Hand at our Preserves

    Volunteers brave inclement weather to help remove invasive vines and shrubs, partake in a beach cleanup and habitat restoration project and remove trash from the Humes meadow. Students also help conduct hands-on assessments and develop management proposals for optimizing habitat at the Humes meadow.

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  • Reflections from a Long Island Water Education Teacher

    Since 2014, the Land Alliance has been visiting my West Side School sixth-grade science classes in Laurel Hollow to teach students about the effects of pollution on Long Island’s aquifer. This workshop/field trip is by far my favorite!

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  • Improvements at the Humes Property

    In preparation for its opening in July 2020, the Humes Property is getting some finishing touches. Repairs are being made to the formal garden, tennis court and old tennis hut. Plantings are also underway in addition to the creation of a new outdoor fitness area.

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  • Meadows and Trails Update

    Since our 2019 Fall Conservation News newsletter, the Suzanne and Carter Bales Quiet Meadow has started to look more meadow-like. After two years of clearing, rubbish removal and weed management, we seeded warm-season grasses and a small volume of wildflowers (along with winter rye), in the phase one area (3.5 acres) last November.

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Recent Newsletters

North Shore Land Alliance 2019 Conservation News newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Spring/Summer Newsletter