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About the Somers Land Trust
The Somers Land Trust (SLT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving open space in the town of Somers. Together with the Westchester Land Trust, the SLT holds a number of conservations easements throughout Somers. In addition, we promote environmentally sensitive planning and helped devise the town survey soliciting public input for the Somers Master Plan.
Perhaps the most visible achievement of the SLT is the Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT helped bring the 2000 open space funding referendum to voters whose approval enabled the purchase of Angle Fly Preserve. The SLT also assisted with the purchase of this 654 acre property in 2006 and founded the Friends of Angle Fly Preserve, a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting the natural beauty of the land for public enjoyment.
The SLT maintains contacts with a number of local and national organizations such as the Westchester Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land, Mianus River Gorge, the Nature Conservancy, and Teatown Lake Reservation. These partnerships bring expertise on a range of issues to the town of Somers. Together with these organizations, the SLT has developed the a comprehensive Angle Fly Preserve management plan. In addition, SLT has collaborated with these and other partners to obtain grants for biodiversity assessments, public programs, trails construction, and other projects in the Angle Fly Preserve.