Trust Donates Easement to Town of Southold

January 14, 2023
Conservation News

The Soundview Avenue Preserve is a small preserve with a big impact. The ecologically important land is located along a native forest corridor on Soundview Avenue in Southold. The woodlands have a variety of plant species, including native wildflowers and Jack-in-the-pulpit, as well as grasses, mosses, and shrubs that create a healthy habitat.

Thanks to the support of over 25 neighbors, the Trust purchased the parcel in April 2021. The community wanted to protect the land that provides not only a scenic vista but offers important groundwater recharge for our sole source aquifer. That protection was made permanent this December when the Trust donated a conservation easement on the preserve to the Town of Southold. The easement perpetually protects this wooded gem for future generations.

Want to learn more? Reach out to Holly Sanford, Sr. Project Manager.

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