Tiffany Creek Preserve – 200 acres
Sandy Hill Road at Berry Hill Road, Oyster Bay Cove, NY
A mix of ecological communities can be found on this spectacular parcel of land such as old growth woodlands and oak forest, extensive fields, freshwater wetlands and a large pond, the latter of which was acquired by Nassau County with Environmental Bond Act funding. The preserve lies within the Oyster Bay Special Groundwater Protection Area, Nassau County’s largest SGPA. Protecting undeveloped land, whether at this preserve or at any of our preserves, is critical to protecting Long Island’s sole source aquifer. This large piece of property is surrounded by an additional 250 acres of privately protected lands, which enhance the conservation values found there.
Nassau County acquired the parcels of land that make up Tiffany Creek Preserve from the John M. Schiff family in 1992 with help from The Nature Conservancy. The Land Alliance stewards 14 meadow acres of the preserve.
What you’ll find there:
Green milkweed, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Gray Tree Frog, Atlantic white cedar, White-throated Sparrow, Opossum and tulip tree.