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Saving WOODS for Water
Over the last century, the forests of eastern Pennsylvania’s Poconos have been lost at an alarming rate to unplanned development. One of the largest landowners of the remaining forests, key to filtering drinking water within the larger Delaware River Watershed, are the local hunting and fishing clubs. A new film, produced by OSI and the William Penn Foundation, tells the story of three clubs who joined together to conserve 3,600 acres.

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leveraging DOLLARS FOR conservation
OSI’s Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund was tapped for four recent projects totaling more than 3,600 acres. Each of these dollars spurred four additional public and private dollars.
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COMMUNITY forest FOR CLEAN drinking water
The creation of Maine’s new Tiger Hill Community Forest is the latest success story of the local Sebago Clean Water initiative. The project is the result of a collaboration between OSI, The Trust for Public Land, and Loon Echo Land Trust.
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UNDEVELOPED GEORGIA coastLINE SAVED
One of the largest, unprotected sites on the Southeast Atlantic coast was protected by OSI and The Conservation Fund. The 16,000-acre ecologically significant property serves as critical habitat for the gopher tortoise and various other threatened species.
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OSI announced a Request for Proposals for Forestland and Farm Buffer Capital Grants as part of its Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund. This is the Fund’s eighth capital grant round.
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NYC WATERSHED LANDS
in catskills PRESERVED
OSI has acquired two properties adjacent to the Catskill Park’s Sundown Wild Forest. Located within the Ashokan Reservoir watershed, the properties total 871 acres and will help secure long-term access to clean water for millions of New Yorkers, for generations to come.
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osi grant: A BLUEPRINT FOR PROTECTING WATER
New York’s Sullivan County plays a critical role in protecting the forested headwater streams that empty into the larger watershed. As the county looks to attract new investment to the region following several significant development projects, conservation groups and local officials alike view clean water as essential to sustainable economic growth. 
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