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October Enews 2009

September, 21 2010
In This Issue
 
  • Farmland with Picturesque Pedigree Protected
  • Protecting the Best in Northwest Georgia
  • Local Liaison: Rondout Valley's Stand For Land
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    Farmland with Picturesque Pedigree Protected

    Winslow Homer Houghton Farm courtesy National Gallery

    The acquisition of the Houghton farm is the first step in OSI’s effort to preserve a conservation corridor between the Black Rock Forest and Schunnemunk Mountain State Park. Winslow Homer spent the summers of 1878 and 1879 painting at the scenic farm.

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    Protecting the Best in Northwest Georgia

    NWGLP Cover Georgia

    OSI recently released a retrospective of its Northwest Georgia Land Protection Fund, a loan and re-granting initiative launched in 2007. The Fund not only helped protect 5,300 acres; it put OSI on the map as a go-to agency with the ability to catalyze dollars in a region rich in natural resources but often lacking public funds.

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    Local Liaison: Rondout Valley's Stand For Land

    Stand For Land

    The four women of Stand for Land—Tracey Dewart, Barbara Esmark, Daisy Foote and Natasha Williams—are making farmland preservation a priority in their community by introducing new audiences to OSI and the idea of conservation.

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    Citizen Action is OSI’s fiscal sponsorship program for almost 50 grassroots environmental projects. Read more about what the groups are doing.

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    OSI has been working in the shadow of the Shawangunks to protect local farms.

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    OSI's 2009 Annual Report is available to donors. You can also sign up to receive it in the mail.

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    Related Stories

    Saving New England’s Wildlife has helped land trusts protect endangered wildlife from Maine to Massachusetts. In early October, OSI will begin soliciting Letters of Interest for capital and non-capital grants.

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    Plans are afoot to improve the historic Wallkill railroad trestle bridge. After restoration, a full 24-mile rail trail will open to the public.

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    OSI’s Transborder (US-Canada) Land Protection Fund's grant applications are due Oct. 4th.

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