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Noreen West, Town of Rosendale

In November 2001, Phyllis Noreen donated a conservation easement on 94.1 acres in the Town of Rosendale.  This easement includes among other habitats, a healthy hemlock forest and a stream with associated wetlands.  The easement specifically preserves open space and biodiversity.  In 2013, Ms. Noreen further enhanced the protections of the original easement and also donated a second conservation easement on an additional 33.1 acres.  After Ms. Noreen's passing in 2015, her life-partner William Hevessy purchased and maintains the property under easement.  The two easements, now known as the Noreen-Hevessy Easements, protect a combined total of 127.2 acres in Rosendale.