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  • Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Walk & Weed: In conjunction with New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week, volunteers removed ten garbage bags full of the invasive Artemisia vulgaris, also known as common mugwort from the meadow at Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve. They also followed the Preserve’s interprative trail and learned how to identify different invasive species found within the […]

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  • Girl Scout Troop #1805

    Girl Scout Troop #1805 participated in a meadow cleanup at the North Shore Land Alliance Humes property in  Mill Neck. In addition to removing porcelain-berry from the trees, they collected an array of unusual items from the field including chicken wire, cans, bottles, tires, carpet, tennis ball, and even a car taillight! Thank you, Troop […]

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  • Meadow

    Matheson Meadows Transfer

    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 […]

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  • Humes Meadow Restoration

    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 […]

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  • Roosevelt Community Garden

    Earth Day at the Community Garden

    Despite looming showers on April 22, 2019, nearly 50 volunteers including garden members gathered at the Roosevelt Community Garden for the Land Alliance’s Earth Day event.

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  • Tick Talk, Tick Talk

    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 […]

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  • Golf Outing Sets Record

    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 […]

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  • Humes Property

    Humes Meadow Update

    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 […]

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  • Volunteers Help to make Open Space Greener

    North Shore Land Alliance thanks the many active volunteers who contribute their time and energy to help us accomplish our mission.

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  • Spring Occurrences in Local Preserves

    Local nature preserves are emerging from winter bursting with color and vibrant early spring growth. Among the ones you will not want to miss are:

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