The Somers Land Trust (SLT) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving open space in the town of Somers, NY. The SLT and its dedicated members work to protect the natural landscape of our town through stewardship and advocacy activities.

We encourage you to learn more about our mission and invite you to join the Somers Land Trust by becoming a member. We also welcome anyone interested in volunteering to become a Friend of the Angle Fly Preserve. Becoming a Friend is free and open to all who want to lend a hand.  Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

Join us for a Walk!

This Saturday April 18 at 2:00pm, Michael will take us on a fascinating, informative walk in the woods and tell us what makes a forest resilient to climate change and what doesn’t.  We’ll visit portions of Angle Fly that were hard … Continue reading

Time to Spring into Action!

Our trails withstood a hard winter and need to be maintained! Please mark your calendars for the following Volunteer Workdays and join us on April 25, May 3 and May 30. Meet at the entrance to Angle Fly at 10:00 am. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, loppers or clippers if you have them, water and snacks. Continue reading

James Reynolds Day – Celebrating an American Patriot in Somers

This is a very special event for lovers of history or hiking. James Reynolds fought in the American Revolution in Connecticut’s 9th Regiment in 1776 and 1777. He moved his family to Somers and is buried in Mt. Zion cemetery. The Daughters of the American Revolution will honor James Reynolds’ service in founding our country by marking his grave with a bronze commemorative plaque. Continue reading

Beaver Workshop at Teatown Lake Reservation

Please check the linked flyer (PDF) for information from Teatown Reservation on their beaver workshop, schedule for March 28, 2015. Beaver in the Hudson Valley – Their Benefits and Challenges

Our Accomplishments in 2014

ACCOMPLISHMENT SUMMARY 2014 continued as another good year for the Somers Land Trust and the continued development of the Angle Fly Preserve. Trail maintenance continues as a major focus because of the significant increase in invasive plant growth. Our two … Continue reading

Somers Wetlands – Beaver and Humans

The environmental landscape along Primrose Street (route 139) in Somers is a significant area of biodiversity that was saved when the Angle Fly Preserve was acquired for open space.   Recently the State DOT and Town of Somers, after receiving local … Continue reading

Swarm coming this fall

    The Somers Land Trust and the Angle Fly Preserve have been selected by Ground Works for a vine cutting “swarm” this fall.  Japanese Knotweed and Mile a Minute are just two of the destructive plants invading our county! … Continue reading


Pat MacGregor has begun our Angle Fly Preserve native plant propagation project.  She has nearly 200 plants ready to place around the pond as you enter the preserve.  WE’RE LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP.  DO YOU HAVE ANY PLASTIC POTS YOU … Continue reading

Deer Exclosure at Angle Fly Preserve

The deer exclosure under construction. Note the barrenness of the understory and the forest floor.  Photo copyright Lauretta Jones.

There was a time, long ago and 500 miles away, when I saw marvelous things in the woods: countless small trees rushing up to meet their taller kinfolk, shrubs sheltering invisible twittering birds, blankets of bright wildflowers changing through the … Continue reading

Monarch Butterflys

Photo copyright Lauretta Jones

Ten miles of trails have been cut through Angle Fly Preserve by the irrepressible volunteers of the Somers Land Trust and Friends of Angle Fly. The trails are well-blazed with maps posted at kiosks. The oldest trails feature well-trod footbeds … Continue reading