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OSI Donates Overlook Trail To Teatown For Nature Preserve

Merrilee Ingui, Lori Ensinger, and Kevin Carter are joined by Teatown Board Members next to a new sign, which will stay on the property to commemorate the gift.
Merrilee Ingui, Lori Ensinger, and Kevin Carter are joined by Teatown Board Members next to a new sign, which will stay on the property to commemorate the gift. Photo Credit: Jordan Kim

OSSINING, NY — Teatown Lake Reservation has even more open space.

The Open Space Institute announced its donation of a 40-acre parcel to Teatown. Teatown has been managing the parcel for the last 20 years. The Westchester Land Trust will hold an easement on the property.

Lying contiguous to the 1,000-acre nature preserve, the Overlook property contains upland field habitat that is ideal for birding programs and studies of transitional habitats, the Open Space Institute said.

“The beautiful Overlook Parcel has been a treasure to Teatown’s community of hikers, school children, campers and scientists for the past two decades,” said Kevin Carter, Executive Director of Teatown Lake Reservation. “We are so grateful to OSI for permanently adding it to Teatown’s legacy.”

The Overlook property is characterized by a number of knolls separated by steeply sloped ravines, the largest of which runs across the southern boundary of the property and drops over 120 feet into the wetland below.

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