Gearing up for Summer at Mashomack

Trails are open 7 days a week, from dawn to dusk.

The Visitor Center is open on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Please note this schedule is subject to change as we closely follow Covid guidelines.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© Rebecca Kusa/TNC
Mashomack staff welcomed back friends and supporters for an afternoon of relaxation

and exploration during our Celebration Picnic. 


Welcoming New Staff

© Danielle Levine

Mashomack is excited to introduce our new Conservation and Stewardship Manager Cody Marie-Miller. Miller has joined us from the TNC Florida Chapter where she worked with the Central Florida team managing over 20,000 acres including two flagship preserves, The Disney Wilderness preserve and Tiger Creek preserve.

“I am very excited to join the team here at Mashomack. It is an absolute honor to lead a team of such dedicated conservation professionals. I am looking forward to working with preserve staff, Conservancy colleagues and the Shelter Island community to manage and conserve Mashomack Preserve as the Jewel of the Peconic!” — Cody-Marie Miller

We also welcomed three more staff members who will be joining us for the summer. Sarah Lewis is our conservation education assistant; Liz Cummings and Jake Bradway are our seasonal conservation stewards. Feel free to say “Hi!” when you see them out on the trails.


Upcoming Programs

As summer approaches, we are excited to offer more public programs. Be sure to check nature.org/events to learn about new programs as they are added. 


Dragonfly Field Day at Mashomack

Saturday, June 18th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

© Kevin Munroe

Join TNC dragonfly expert Kevin Munroe as we explore Mashomack’s freshwater ponds to learn about these beneficial “devil’s darning needles.” We will try to catch and identify (and then release) these colorful, amazing, mosquito eaters. RSVP to MashomackPreserve@tnc.org


Environmental Explorers—Only a few spots left!
There are still spots available for our Environmental Explorers children’s program this summer. Kids ages 8-12 can participate in this fabulous nature camp experience. Register today!

June Book in the Woods

© Jim Colligan
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray

Come for a self-guided, half-mile walk and read a story as you go. Birds sing songs in the spring as they look for mates. This lively book invites you to imitate the song of various birds, while waiting to find out why the nesting bird is being so quiet. A perfect family nature adventure and a great way to get your kids into the outdoors.

May 21st was World Fish Migration Day
World Fish Migration Day brings attention to the connection between fish, rivers, and people. Learn how TNC is working to remove barriers for healthy rivers and fisheries.
Click on trail map to download.
The Nature Conservancy works across New York, the United States and in 79 countries and territories to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Learn more about our work at nature.org/NewYork


Join us today


The Nature Conservancy | Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island.



AAQ / Resource: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects