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2020 e-News

  • AUGUST 2020 Focus on South Carolina

    OSI's South Carolina team highlights some good news for conservationists and four recent important projects in the region


    Easy access to the outdoors is not a luxury, but now a necessity of life – and OSI is making a real difference in connecting people and nature, as OSI CEO explains; learn more about the projects that OSI has in the works to expand trails and access.

  • JULY 2020

    July highlights include OSI's work on a greenway in northern New Jersey; OSI, with Wallkill Valley Land Trust have embarked on a $1 million plan to improve the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in Ulster County, NY; LWCF is close to a victory and more.

  • JUNE 2020

    How a bridge at Fahnestock State Park became a "family affair;" nature at work on the River-to-Ridge Trail - planting trees to protect the Wallkill River; A rich history discovered on a Georgia Preserve and more news.

  • MAY 2020

    A note from Kim Elliman about our continued commitment to land conservation; two projects in the southeast in South Carolina and Tennessee; Listen to a podcast about our work in South Carolina and more.


    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.

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