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Every day at Westchester Land Trust we seek ways to respond to and protect our changing environment. We look at how land is used and what that land supports: buildings, homes, green space, water, farms, roads, or woodlands. For us, a property or area of land represents more than a destination-it is a layered story of what lives on that land, flows through its grounds and survives on its soils and plants.
Our work shapes possibilities for the future and secures commitments to safeguard what we enjoy today, such as the protection of continuous, healthy waterways that are rich in plants and trees which filter clean drinking water. This spring, our conservation efforts will ensure the long-term health of waterways which are part of the County's and New York City's drinking water. We will plant trees and shrubs alongside streams at preserves in Yorktown and Lewisboro. Each preserve has endured the loss of valuable plants due to disease and erosion, and its waterways are in danger of pollution from increased groundwater runoff.