As most of you know, we have been working very hard over the past few years to purchase the 32-acre DeForest Williams property in Cold Spring Harbor and protect it from development.
In order to close the deal in late March, we still need to raise $592,480.
To summarize our efforts to date:
The purchase price is $8.5 Million. As of today, we have raised over $6 Million.
- Suffolk County and the Town of Huntington have committed to $4.5 Million.
- The Cold Spring Harbor community has contributed $1.4 Million.
- The Land Alliance has secured a $2 Million bridge loan from The Conservation Fund and made a substantial financial contribution too. (Of course, we will have to repay the loan by December 31st, 2016, but we are willing to take the risk to protect this property.)
If we are successful, this beautiful hillside property will be conserved forever and become the Wawapek Preserve, a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the benefits of nature. If not, the waters of Cold Spring Harbor could be in jeopardy and an historic scenic vista could be lost forever.
Won't you please help us save the DeForest Williams property from development and protect this community treasure? Every contribution counts!
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With great hope,
Lisa W. Ott