Since the Land Alliance’s beginning, we’ve worked very hard to ready more land for public use. From clearing trails to removing invasive species to building small, pervious parking areas we continue to invite people in to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature.
We’re pleased to announce entryway improvements at two of our most-loved preserves:
The Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve’s 42 acres reward visitors with gentle trails, a colorful meadow, majestic hardwood forest and a pristine pine plantation. But getting into the Preserve from Chicken Valley Road in Upper Brookville can be a challenge, especially when winter and spring snow and rain turn the driveway into a muddy mess. This spring, thanks to a generous donation from the Hope Goddard Iselin Foundation, we will replace the dirt driveway with stone and a deteriorating chain link fence with post and rail. Clearing invasive plants and installing native shrubs, understory trees and ferns will complete the project and enhance wildlife habitat.
The 30-acre Red Cote Preserve’s meadows and woodland in Oyster Bay Cove delight preserve visitors while providing valuable habitat for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. This spring, the Land Alliance will beautify the entrance by planting native shrubs and bulbs around the parking area. New signage identifying preserve ownership and proper meadow management and describing its natural features and benefits to wildlife will round out the project.