Mossy Brook, Beaverkill

Open Space Institute Celebrates 40 Years of Conservation

Image Credit: Michael Neil O' Donnell

New York, NY - Septmber 21, 2005 - OSI is celebrating more than forty years of conservation since our founding in 1964. Read about the people, the partnerships and the places we care deeply about in our annual report. You can also read about OSI's reinvigorated "institute" approach to conservation. Recent OSI studies relating to sprawl in the Capital District and conservation challenges and opportunities in western Massachusetts are also available online. If you'd prefer a hard copy of OSI's Annual Report, or any other publication, please email us at [email protected].

For recent news, log on to our press room for the latest on our new Conservation Loan Fund for the Southern Appalachians, in addition to our new program in western Massachusetts, which grew out of a comprehensive study of the region. And we are pleased to announce our collaboration with another non-profit that operates a summer camp for inner city kids in the Catskills. This summer we acquired an easement protecting more the 900 acres, including more than 4,000 feet of frontage along the famed Beaverkill River, at Camp Eureka in the southwestern Catskills.

Stay tuned for our Fall newsletter which will focus on the challenges facing New York's family farms and what OSI and farmers are doing to meet these challenges.

Hudson River Meadows Carl Heilman

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