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September Updates


EXPANDED HOURS: Trails open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week


The Visitor Center and restrooms are temporarily closed.

During or following severe weather we may need to close unexpectedly. If the gate is closed, the preserve is closed. Please do not enter the grounds. 


© Becca Kusa

Reconnecting Kids to Nature

Mashomack’s Environmental Explorer’s program returned this summer. Kids spent their days exploring the preserve’s acres of meadows, forests, marshes and coastline. They participated in water-quality testing and meadow expeditions, learned about climate change, and discovered some of the many things they can do to help create a world where people and nature thrive. 

Volunteer With Us

Want to get your hands dirty and volunteer with us at Mashomack? Now’s your chance. Join us for a volunteer work day. Together, we’ll tackle stewardship projects that include trail clearing and maintenance, beach cleanups and more. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

Space is limited. For more information and to reserve your spot, email


Fall Work Days 2021

  • Sunday, September 19th (trail maintenance)
  • Saturday, September 25th (coastal cleanup)
  • Saturday, October 2nd (helping to free antique farm equipment from invasive species in our meadow)
  • More to come


September Book in the Woods

Bird, Butterfly, Eel by James Prosek

Summer is ending and fall is just beginning. This change of seasons marks the time of migration for many animals. Barn swallows, monarch butterflies and American eels all migrate south at this time of year. Explore their journey in this beautifully illustrated book.


Partnering with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Around the globe, Indigenous Peoples and local communities have long protected their lands and waters in reciprocity with nature and often guided by deep connections to place and culture. 

The Nature Conservancy

79 South Ferry Rd
PO Box 850

Shelter Island, New York 11964 



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