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  • 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 honorary member of the Three Harbors Garden Club, conveyed the meadows to […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: Clark Sanctuary, where, depending on the day and month, you may find flowering spring ephemerals bloodroot and trout lily, a stunning display of golden ragwort (helping to keep invasive lesser […]

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  • Nitrogen pollution on Long Island has increased by as much as 200 percent in the last decade.  Why does this matter?  In 2017, every major bay and estuary across Long Island was afflicted by toxic algal blooms or oxygen-starved waters or both. For generations, nitrogen from leaky septic systems has leaked into our underground aquifer, […]

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  • What Can You Do to Protect Our Drinking Water? Take the Great Healthy Backyard Pledge. Longer days are a harbinger of spring, and for many of us that means gearing up for work in our yards and gardens. Gardens raise our spirits and feed our souls. But what you may not realize is that what […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • More than half of America’s coastal wetlands, approximately 120 million acres, have disappeared since 1900. Why has this happened? Human population pressures, pollution, development and climate change are the primary reasons. Loss of wetlands has resulted in depleted fisheries, destruction of shellfish beds and other habitats, as well as degradation and compromise of coastal environments […]

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