Deep Hole Creek Parcel Protected Forever

Photo Credit: Rita Rooney

June 28, 2022
Conservation News

The North Fork Community and Trust supporters across the island came together to conserve the last large open space parcel on Deep Hole Creek! With the support of the community and generous participation from the Town of Southold and the Koehler family (the seller), the Trust purchased 15 acres at 4180 New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck.

Just a year ago, we were full steam ahead on fundraising for this waterfront parcel of land – once farmed by a local family – that we hoped to protect and save from subdivision. This week, we became the interim owner of the property. The parcel became protected in perpetuity at the closing table when the Town of Southold purchased the development rights from the seller, The Koehler family.

In the weeks and months ahead, the Trust’s stewardship team will determine how best to monitor and manage the land during our interim ownership, ensuring the health of the water, soil, flora and fauna. Eventually we will list this property for sale so that a qualified farmer or conservation buyer can maintain or potentially cultivate the land.


Photo Credit: Rita Rooney

To learn more about this project, contact Holly Sanford, Senior Project Manager or Alison Delaney, Development Officer.

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