Angle Fly Preserve was first opened to the public in October 2009. For months before the grand opening—and ever since—an army of wonderful volunteers has been hard at work on a number of projects throughout the preserve. Projects include the expansion of our trail network, capital improvements such as the installation of composting toilets and a foot bridge, and habitat restoration projects. Local businesses and community members of all ages have dedicated time and resources to making Angle Fly Preserve the wonderful place that it is today, and continue to help us improve this wonderful natural resource.
Funding support for many of these projects has come from a federal DOT grant, community donations, and from Somers Land Trust membership dues. In fact, the equivalent value to the town of Somers for the grants, volunteer hours, and donations over the last three years would equate to over $325,000. While the taxpayer savings is important, the community volunteer involvement has been as impressive. Indeed, Angle Fly Preserve will be remembers by many as the “preserve that the community built.”
To catalog these amazing contributions, we have compiled a detailed project activity summary that describes all of the projects at Angle Fly Preserve from January 2009 to October 2011. As we look forward to the exciting projects planed for 2012 and beyond, we invite you to browse through this document and see for yourself how many wonderful things our volunteers have already accomplished.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and especially to the Somers Land Trust Membership. Your dues help make these projects possible. If you are not already a member of the Somers Land Trust, please consider joining and making a tax-deductible donation today.