National monuments are nationally important lands and waters that are set aside for permanent protection, primarily by U.S. presidents under the Antiquities Act. A president may also set aside land or water assets as a national monument and then Congress can change that land’s designation to another type of national park site.
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 […]
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 […]
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 the North Shore Wildlife […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]