White House SealObama Highlights OSI's Resiliency Initiative

President Barack Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality announced new executive actions and a series of private and public sector commitments that will improve the management of our natural resources in the context of a changing climate and support investment in green infrastructure. OSI's Resilient Landscapes Initiative is highlighted in the press release. 


Greg Miller Schneller Sam's Point Long Path.jpgShawangunk Ridge Legacy Lands

Seventy-five acres of rugged, undeveloped property bordering Minnewaska State Park Preserve has been acquired by the Open Space Institute. The property, which had been owned for decades by the Schneller family, is located on the southeastern boundary of the Sam’s Point section of the preserve.


Alliance Letchworth Nature Center CampaignWendt Grant For Letchworth

The Campaign for the Letchworth Nature Center announced that The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation has awarded a $375,000 grant. The grant is awarded to the Open Space Institute, which, through its Alliance for New York State Parks program,  is a leading partner to help build the state-of-the-art nature center.