April Updates

Please note that the Preserve will be closed Mon-Fri, March 29-April 2

for spring maintenance work.

Trails Open 8:00AM – 6:00PM, CLOSED Tuesdays

Click here for a trail map of the Preserve 

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.

Spring is here and we’re embracing the seasonal change with some spring-cleaning around the Preserve.

© Becca Kusa/TNC


Stewardship Spotlight

Stewardship work is in full swing at the Preserve. Updates and changes to our Visitor Center area, parking lot and trail systems can be seen in the upcoming weeks. 

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Cindy Belt, hard at work increasing visitor safety.

© Becca Kusa/TNC 


April Book in the Woods

Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman

It can be noisy in the woods. Join in the chorus while listening for the “meep, meep” of spring peepers or other frogs.

Come for a half-mile walk and read a story as you go. Pages of Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman are mounted along the trail for you to enjoy. A perfect family nature adventure – get your kids out into the woods. 


Mashomack Musings

Our biweekly column in the Shelter Island Reporter highlights local wildlife and conservation. Be sure to view the latest April columns to learn about the sounds of spring and more about the exciting spring-cleaning projects at the Preserve. 

© Alexander Novarro/TNC

Click here to read the articles


Roadmap to a Solar Energy Future

on Long Island

A new report details how to advance clean energy development while safeguarding the places people value most.

Read the report here


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