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    Earth Day message from Kim Elliman; Take virtual hikes in the Southern Cumberlands and Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge; and read more about OSI's dedication to creating public access to land.

  • March 2020: A Message from Kim Elliman

    This public health crisis reminds us that when we need it most, the land is there for us. We are grateful to our supporters & partners who’ve worked with us to protect the land that is seeing us through these trying days.


    This edition of Focus on Water previews a new film "Woods for Water." Also recent acquisitions in Georgia and New York, and a new report on planning in Sullivan County for growth and for water.

  • JANUARY 2020

    OSI launches a fundraising campaign for a new visitor center at Minnewaska State Park Preserve; OSI helps save two rare species in Georgia; And announces a new ski partnership on the River-to-Ridge Trail.


    In this issue, we premiere the video of "Saving Cherry Valley;" present seven recent projects supported by OSI; tell of a conservation “win” in Florida’s Everglades Headwaters, plus more from the land and water.

  • September 2019

    Announcing the OSI Luncheon honoring Diana Taylor, and the 2019 McHenry Grant winners; watch a video of a ride on the newly restored Smiley Carriage Road; and read about our latest conservation


    From the rejuvenation of an urban performing arts center in Harlem to the Palmertown Range near Saratoga, to South Carolina, OSI protects and expands places to play.

  • JULY 2019

    OSI makes a million dollar improvements to improve access to High Peaks in the Adirondacks; Grants support community forests in New York and Maine; in Pennsylvania OSI helps wildlife refuge expand.

  • JUNE 2019

    June features our 2018 Annual Report, grants available for Delaware River Watershed, an OSI staffer now NYS Parks Commissioner and other news

  • MAY 2019

    Spring conservation includes stories on OSI protecting 4,000 acres within the Everglades in central Florida; OSI's expertise in a new SC Lowcountry report and presentations at the New York LTA Conference among other news.

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