Conserving the land's great biological diversity also ensures the property will continue providing habitat for myriad wildlife, including several rare plant species. And by preserving land along South Bay Creek and its adjacent wetlands, the transaction will help protect the South Bay watershed and serve as a buffer for sea-level rise triggered by climate change. In addition, the property will allow for the inland migration of species whose habitats face inundation by rising waters.
Since the 1980s Scenic Hudson has been a vigorous advocate for South Bay's ecological restoration. In the future the newly protected land could provide an exciting way to connect people to the bay.Click here to read the press release in its entirety.
The painting of South Bay is by Sanford Gifford.