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Rhodes Property Expands Milton Preserve

Dusty and Arlene, both retired school teachers, purchased the land and an abandoned farmhouse in 1976. Their love for the outdoors is apparent in the beautiful and natural gardens around the lovingly restored farmhouse and old barns. For many years Dusty and Arlene...

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PLAN Talks About Land Conservation with Look TV

On June 12, 2017, Saratoga PLAN finalized a perpetual conservation easement to preserve the 59+/- acre Carpenter Farm. Property owner Donald Carpenter is donating the easement in order to conserve the land for agriculture, forestry, wildlife habitat, water resource...

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Saratoga PLAN Conserves 59-Acre Farm in Galway

Don Carpenter is a quick-witted farmer who has always envisioned his Galway land as a gentleman’s farm. His sense of humor shines through when he adds that the “gentleman” part is questionable. He added, “Conserving this land is about keeping something alive from a...

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Saratoga PLAN Releases Updated Countywide Trails Dataset

This dataset is available to local and county planners, conservation organizations, and even individual trail enthusiasts simply by downloading the data as a shapefile or KMZ from PLAN’s website or the NYS Geographic Clearinghouse, or by viewing the data on the...

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Saratoga County Partners in Conservation

The students spent their spring semester gathering baseline and historic information, assessing the biophysical, economic and social characteristics of the landscape, and conceptually outlining the challenges and opportunities for the Palmertown area, community...

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PLAN Awarded Conservation Partnership Grant

The grants, funded through New York's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will leverage an additional $1.5 million in private and local funding to support projects that will protect farmland, wildlife habitat, and water quality, enhance public access for outdoor...

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Conservation Conversation Held in Malta

Topics discussed included currently conserved lands in Malta, five different options for conserving farms and other properties, town regulations, and the pluses and minuses of different approaches to protecting nature spaces. Trabka also provided information on the...

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Exploring Lake Bonita in Moreau Lake State Park

The islands are in an acidic environment which supports unique flora such as pitcher plants. The group appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the park, and can engage in future events through Saratoga PLAN and with Moreau Lake State Park staff who facilitate...

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