Conservation Association Against Private Ownership Of Clean Land

The West Branch Conservation Association, a non-profit land trust that protects the lands in Rockland County, strongly opposes a proposal to lease the Davenport Preserve to private businesses. Timberline Tree Service and Strawtown Studio would be given a lifetime lease of the 93 acre nature preserve in New City off of Saw Mill Road, agreeing to maintain the land as part of the proposal. A children’s nature camp would be set up on the property as well, all of the grounds keeping, power and water supply to be provided by the town of Clarkstown. The Town Board discussed the proposal however nothing has been agreed upon by all parties. The president of the Conservation Association, Martus Granirer, would like to see a research facility erected for environmental study, having spent $70,000 and federal grants on the mostly untouched land.

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