Protect Wilbur Uplands
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Help us meet our goal by August 31st!
Your contribution will help the KLT purchase and permanently protect six acres of forested land in the uplands of the Rondout Creek in the Kingston hamlet of Wilbur!
Together with the additional six acres currently protected by the KLT and the eight acres protected by the Northeastern Caves Conservancy, there would be 20 acres of land protected toward the 60 acre protection goal set by Kingston's Open Space Plan for the uplands of the Rondout Creek.
The additional six acres make up a mature forest that includes sugar maple, hickory, black cherry, oak, locust, and sycamore trees. In addition to the ecological richness, this land offers a tremendous opportunity for connecting the Kingston community with nature in a way that respects the plant and animal communities that call the land their home.
Acquiring this parcel would allow the Kingston Land Trust to build a loop trail around the entire historic quarry that would feature dramatic views of the Rondout Creek. Currently, the KLT land in Wilbur is closed to the public, besides volunteer and other special tours, while the KLT and its community volunteers improve access and engage in ecological stewardship.
Total Goal: $20,000
- Purchase price: $15,000
- Associated costs $5,000
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