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New York

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The Open Space Institute was launched more than forty years ago over a kitchen table in the Hudson River Valley. Today, New York remains our home, and base of some of our greatest land-protection victories.

Our impact can be seen on some of the state’s most popular parks; through the years, we’ve added more than 10 percent of the entire state parks system acreage, while more than doubling the size of Minnewaska, Fahnestock and Thacher state parks.

Since the late 1970s, we’ve conserved 151,000 acres in New York and made grants and loans totaling $33.6 million, which have helped the state’s conservation groups and agencies protect 338,805 additional acres in New York, protecting history, family-owned farms, scenic trails, and other priceless places, forever.

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