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NYS Donates Acreage To Rockefeller Preserve

Courtesy of the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced a 346-acre donation to Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County.

The donation to the preserve in Pocantico Hills had been originally gifted to the state by David Rockefeller’s estate. The donation protects public access to historic carriage roads through Rockefeller’s adjacent Hudson Pines Farm. In addition, the adjacent Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture received a gift of nearly 93 acres from the David Rockefeller Estate. And Stone Barns has agreed to convey a conservation easement to New York State Parks, which will place their 93 acres in protected status. The Preserve and Stone Barns intend to cooperatively manage the network of fields to favor native species and to use rotational livestock grazing.

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