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Native Service Berry, and Invasive Wineberry

March 29, 2024

By Claire Hartl Leonardi Native Species: Serviceberry – Amelanchier spp. Serviceberry. Juneberry. Shadbush. Saskatoon. There are many common names for shrubs in the genus Amelanchier. Whichever name you call it, serviceberry […]

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Recap: Cider Donut Bike Tour 2023

November 15, 2023

By Cara Gentry This fall the WVLT partnered with Raw Endurance for the third annual Cider Donut Bike Tour to raise money for the Wallkill Valley Land Trust. The ride […]

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Following in Native Footsteps

October 18, 2023

By Beth Rigby   There are many advantages that come with living in New York; there is a rich diversity within this state that is unlike any other. The high […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Grossbohlin and Nick Mercurio

September 3, 2023

By Cara Gentry The Wallkill Valley Land Trust relies heavily on our volunteers for various roles from our all-volunteer board to regular trimming on our publicly accessible trails. One of […]

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WVLT Unveils New Interpretive Signs Along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail with Generous Support from Anonymous Donor

August 30, 2023

Press Release published August 11, 2023 The Wallkill Valley Land Trust, a dedicated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to preserving open space, farms, and rail trails, is thrilled to announce the […]

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New Ownership – Right to Work!

August 15, 2023

By Cara Gentry Following the transfer of the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary to the Wallkill Valley Land Trust in May of this year, we started incorporating the management of the new […]

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The Schneller Conservation Easement: From One Landowner to Another

August 15, 2023

By Beth Rigby The Landowners A small, beautiful parcel of land in Pine Bush was home to the Schnellers and their daughter Karen. Growing up, Karen spent every hour she […]

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Wallkill Valley Land Trust Adds to Board, Announces Emeritus Member

July 18, 2023

Exciting news! Angelica Snyder of Gardiner, and William (Bill) Schuster, Ph.D. of New Paltz, have joined our board of directors. But on a melancholy note, long-time board member Vals Osborne […]

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WVLT teams up with Keegan Ales to put Rain Barrels on Joppenbergh Mountain in Rosendale

July 17, 2023

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) has been working to restore native habitat to Joppenbergh Mountain by removing some of the invasive species that create a monoculture, and planting native […]

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Conservation Easements on the Horizon: Barbara Masterson and Lynn Faurie

June 19, 2023

By Beth Rigby The History Barbara Masterson and Lynn Faurie are the owners of B&L 4E Farms in Marlborough. The farm has been in the Faurie family since 1910, originally […]

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Press Release: The Nyquist Foundation Transfers Ownership of Wildlife Sanctuary to Wallkill Valley Land Trust

June 19, 2023

The Nyquist Foundation Transfers Ownership of Wildlife Sanctuary to Wallkill Valley Land Trust May 25, 2023 NEW PALTZ — The Thomas and Corrine Nyquist Foundation is excited to announce that […]

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All Bees are Pollinators, but Not All Pollinators are Bees

May 24, 2023

By Beth Rigby When the word pollinator comes to mind, bee immediately follows. It is a well-known fact that bees are the exceptional honey producers and pollinators; honeybees alone contribute […]

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