Expanding the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor

MHLC's Protection of the 225-Acre Bond Road Property

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June 2024 Project Update:

Thanks to an outpouring of support for this campaign, we have successfully completed the purchase of the Bond Road property in Guilderland, NY! This acquisition ensures the protection of the 225-acre Bond Road property and the expansion of the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor to nearly 700 acres of critical forest and wetland habitat for wildlife.

Beyond purchasing the property, we must raise the funds needed to prepare and maintain the land as a public nature preserve. With one final grant pending, we anticipate completing our $550,000 fundraising campaign later this year. Stay tuned for updates on the opening of the Bond Road trails.

This conservation success was made possible by a collective effort. Funding from The Nature Conservancy, Scenic Hudson Inc., The Land Trust Alliance, The William Gundry Broughton Private Charitable Foundation, The Weill Foundation, and Fields Pond Foundation, along with the generous support from community members and the Town of Guilderland, played a crucial role. We are particularly grateful to landowners Bryan and Laurie Swift, who, together with their neighbor, initiated the process to secure the Bond Road property, making it possible for MHLC to acquire this land.

Thank you for supporting MHLC's campaign to expand the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor!

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An Exciting Opportunity

Through a partnership with neighboring landowners who purchased the property in October 2022, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy has the opportunity to buy this spectacular property from the new owners and protect it forever.

With the success of this campaign, MHLC will ensure that the lands and waters of the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor and its tributaries will be further protected - providing clean water, recreation, and critical habitat to support the many birds, plants, and animals that call this beautiful region home.

The Challenge

We need to raise a minimum of $550,000 to ensure the permanent protection of the Bond Road lands to expand the Bozen Kill Preserve and the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor for the benefit of community health, water quality, wildlife and plants, and the environment.

With your support, we can raise the funds necessary to make this project a success and permanently protect this vital landscape. Please pledge your support or donate today to ensure that this unique and environmentally important parcel of land protected forever as part of the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor. Your commitment to funding this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will make an impact that will ripple through generations.

What's at Stake

Bond Road Property

The Bond Road property is comprised of 2 parcels with a combined total of 225 acres. This unique property has significant frontage on the Bozen Kill.

Bozen Kill Preserve

MHLC’s Bozen Kill Preserve is 214 acres. This preserve is a part of the larger Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor.

Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor

Currently the Bozen Kill Conservation Corridor is 467 acres. Adding the Bond Road lands expands the corridor to nearly 700 total acres.

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You can continue to help MHLC protect the Bond Road property and expand this important conservation corridor. Contact us at (518) 436-6346 to learn how you can support this critical project.

Your commitment to funding this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity makes an impact that will ripple through generations.