Dear Friend of Winnakee,
Have you heard the news? Winnakee Land Trust has received a grant award for $1,214,650 for a Saw Kill land acquisition project from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council.
This high impact grant will allow Winnakee to acquire key parcels along the Saw Kill, enabling us to protect the water supply, conserve a significant bat habitat and National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) site. It will allow Winnakee to work with community partners to create a non-motorized trail for pedestrians and bicyclists that will connect Bard College and the Empire State Trail to the Village of Red Hook and to consider other appropriate uses. In addition, the land could be established as a nature preserve to be managed by Winnakee Land Trust similarly to Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill in Rhinebeck and the Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park. Read more…
We need your help NOW more than ever and here’s why…
In 2018, with the implementation of this grant, we will need more support than ever to make it all happen. Monies that are received through grants such as this are restricted. Gifts to our Year End Campaign will help off-set administrative costs, land monitoring and clearing expenses, trail expansions, community events, educational programs, and more!
Our goal is to connect you, your friends, family, children, grand-children, and all future generations to the beautiful land we all share. Please, give what you can and help us reach our goal.
Thank you for your continued support!