OSI purchase will protect over 1,000 acres

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has completed two acquisitions of land west of the Wallkill River in New Paltz that will conserve more than a thousand acres at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge. The 874 acres of land owned by Smiley Brothers Inc. (SBI) of scenic and historic land on the eastern escarpment of the Shawangunk Ridge had been widely reported. OSI also announced the acquisition of 144 of additional acres of historic farmland known as “the flats” along the western bank of the Wallkill River from the Valley Farms Corporation, owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The property . . .

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