Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is dedicated to the preservation, stewardship, and public appreciation of the unique expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands in the Town of Southampton known as the Long Pond Greenbelt, which stretches from Ligonee Creek in Sag Harbor to Sagaponack Pond in Sagaponack.
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is a group of volunteers who work for the preservation, stewardship, and public appreciation of the Long Pond Greenbelt, a unique expanse of coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands that stretches from Sag Harbor to Sagaponack, in the Town of Southampton, New York.
What We Do
- Sponsor an Annual Celebration Day at Round Pond in Sag Harbor with informative exhibits from local environmental organizations and guided walks in the Greenbelt.
- Establish a tree identification trail marking over 20 species of native trees and shrubs
- Organize clean-ups and participating in the annual Great East End Cleanup held each spring to honor Earth Day.
- Organize walks, hikes, and star-gazing events
- Partner with the Nature Conservancy, Southampton Town, Suffolk County, and other groups to rehabilitate disturbed areas.
- Work with Southampton Town Code Enforcement Officer, Suffolk County Park Rangers and Town Bay Constables to increase enforcement of motorized vehicle prohibition, illegal dumping, and illegal hunting.
- Hold monthly meetings to plan work projects and educational programs and distribute a monthly newsletter, with meeting notes and feature articles on nature and Greenbelt history.
- Identify parcels for preservation and encourages their purchase through established open space programs.
- And . . . we are restoring a native grassland at Vineyard Field in Bridgehampton.
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Check out our slide show here.
View the Southampton Town interactive trails map here.
Videos of all thirteen sessions of the first Long Island Natural History conference are available here.