FOS Annual Members Meeting

Members , thank you for joining us at our recent Annual Members Meeting and our short hike to the Brooks parcel, our sister organization's (The Shawangunk Conservancy) latest land acquisition.  Stay tuned as TSC ramps up for another land acquisition. To learn more about TSC's land saving efforts, go to our Home page and check out our Hist...
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Brooks Parcel Acquired

TSC acquired the Brooks parcel, thereby extending protection of the Rockhill area. This scenic and undeveloped seven acre parcel will be known as The Brooks Parcel after William A. Brooks, Frances Brooks and Judith Ann Charles, who sold the parcel to TSC so that it would be preserved in its natural state in perpetuity. We are grateful to Open ...
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View us on Facebook

Thank you to those of you who have visited our Facebook page and "liked" us.
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First Section of River-to-Ridge Trail is Open

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the opening of the first section of the River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz. This section runs along the Wallkill River from the Carmine Liberta Bridge at Route 299 to Springtown Road and is three-quarters of a mile long. The section west of Springtown Road to Butterville Road is still under construction w...
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New OSI Acquisition Safeguards the Bashakill

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has conserved an additional 117 critical acres along the scenic Shawangunk Ridge. The newly-conserved land safeguards the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) while serving as a critical connecting parcel for three celebrated trails in the state. A priority acquisition of the New York State Open Space Plan, the 11...
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Tillson Lake Dam Safety of Concern

The following is from the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) agenda for its April 16, 2018 meeting: Based upon engineering assessments and reviews by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Dam Safety Unit, the Tillson Lake Dam has several issues that require corrective action to ensure the long-term stability and saf...
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River to Ridge Trail Logo Unveiled

The Open Space Institute and Mohonk Preserve have unveiled the new logo and trail marker for the highly anticipated River-to-Ridge Trail. Once completed, the trail, which traverses land protected by OSI and the Preserve, will connect the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Village of New Paltz to the carriage roads and footpaths of the Shawangunk Rid...
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