The Miller Family Challenge Match is complete!

Thank you to our incredible conservation community for raising $20,000 which has been generously matched by the Miller Family Charitable Trust for a total of $40,000 towards two community-oriented projects.

Barkersville Trails 

Barkersville Trails in the Town of Galway opened to the public in 2019. Since then, the property’s 2.5 miles of trails have been well trodden and gifts to protect the fern-laden land have been steadily closing the gap needed to protect the land from future development. Now, with help from the funds raised through the community and the Miller Match, this 168-acres property is officially permanently conserved.

The lush, wooded forest will not only be publicly accessible for generations to come, but it will also be protected from development, thereby conserving its natural resources and wildlife habitat in perpetuity.  

Tupelo Community Forest 

While the Miller Match helped finalize the permanent protection of Barkersville Trails, a vital community and natural resource asset, it also significantly advanced another. The Tupelo Community Forest in the Town of Greenfield is a 145-acre property consisting primarily of woodlands and wetlands. The Snook Kill, a tributary to the Hudson River, and a network of trails snake through the property.

Most exciting is that this network of multi-use trails, suitable for mountain biking and hiking for varying abilities and located within the Palmertown Range, is earmarked to open to the public this spring! 

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Over 1,500 acres throughout Saratoga County are waiting to be protected.
Your support makes it possible.