DEDICATED TO PRESERVING CHERISHED LANDSCAPES
The Greater Culver Lake Watershed is filled with rich forests, stunning mountain vistas, meadows, and beautiful lakes. We are dedicated to preserving these cherished landscapes.
The Foundation is currently creating the “Culver Brook Preserve” which returns a 92-acre golf course to its ecological origins. Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection submitted on behalf of the Foundation by the Wallkill River Management Group, stewardship for these 92 acres is assured once the property is acquired. This plan includes significant reforestation, walking paths, bird watching platforms and pollinator meadows.
Our work is only possible through the generous donations of our direct supporters and grants from the Green Acres Fund, Open Spaces Fund and from private foundations that enable the Foundation to undertake Land Preservation projects like this.
WHO LIVES HERE?
Converting a former golf course to a nature preserve is a long and careful process. As we undertake the final environmental assessments to acquire the property, we will discover the mitigation efforts that will be necessary to reverse decades of chemical applications. Our partner Wallkill River Management Group has already applied for and received a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to undertake plantings which will begin to return this property to its natural state and re-establish tree canopies and pollinator meadows. This is a map of those plans:
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
The Greater Culver Lake Watershed Conservation Foundation (GCLWCF) relies solely on private tax-deductible donations from individuals, families, businesses and foundations to fund its environmental advocacy programs.
Your generosity will ensure continuity of the water quality efforts not only at Culver Lake and Lake Owassa but also throughout the watershed area today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.
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Meadow by Okeson; Yellow Butterfly and Caterpillar by Dorothea Wefing; Bunny, Large Tortoise, Frog by Terry McQuillin; Eagle with fish, Hummingbird, Red Crested Woodpecker by Lee McQuillin; Bear w/ 2 cubs, Eagles feeding by Steve Okeson; Coyote by Terry Okeson; Painted turtles by Wayne Groves.