Good News on the Wolf Preserve Accessible Trail Project

photo by Christine Kraft

May 5, 2020

By Amanda Abraham

Conservation News

Thank to a generous donation of $50,000 from a New York-based foundation, the  Trust’s goal of creating an accessible trail system at Wolf Preserve in Southold can begin.

As many of us have discovered over the past several weeks, time spent outside in nature makes us feel calmer and happier. Many studies have shown just how important it can be to our health and well-being.

This is especially true for those facing physical and sensory disabilities. People with mobility and cognitive restrictions have the hardest time enjoying the outdoors, due to the access barriers that exist in so many public parks and preserves.

The  Trust’s Wolf Preserve is the perfect place for an accessible trail system. Once the project is complete, the trails will cross freshwater wetlands, meadows and woodlands.

The estimated total cost of this project is $2.8 million.

When  Leonor D. Wolf donated her 23-acre property to the Peconic Land Trust she wanted to create a space where “people would have a place to breathe and renew their connection to the land.”

The Trust wants to honor Leonor’s wishes by creating a place that is more accessible and where more people can connect with nature.

If you would like to support this project, contact Amanda Abraham.

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