Welcome to the Touhey Family Preserve!

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce the opening of our 20th preserve, the Touhey Family Preserve, located at 911 Delaware Ave in Delmar.

The preserve features a wonderfully diverse habitat of woodlands, wetlands, open fields, and a small pond. Lookout points from the eastern side of the preserve offer scenic views of the Phillipin Kill Valley and the neighboring Phillipin Kill Preserve. The new trail system, created by Pinnacle Trail Design and Construction, is an easy 1-mile loop. Plans for additional trails are already in motion. We invite you and your family to explore this beautiful new preserve!

Thank You to the Touhey Family

This 49-acre property was the original homestead of the Touhey family and is what remains of the more than 100-acre farm that stretched from Orchard Street to Delaware Avenue. The Touhey family is well known for their philanthropic nature and their passion for giving back to the community. Sharing the vision of their father Carl Touhey, Charlie, Virginia, John, and Lila have contributed greatly to causes with a significant impact on the entire Capital Region. To share their enjoyment of the natural world, the Touhey family worked with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy to open the property to the public.

“You don’t have to be a resident of Bethlehem or Delmar or Slingerlands to enjoy this lovely piece of land. We can be a part of a little bit of evening out the scales of environmental justice and enabling people to enjoy this land,” says Charles Touhey. “We are very happy today to dedicate and consecrate this wonderful piece of land for the benefit of everyone to use.”

Plan a visit today! For additional details about the Touhey Family Preserve, including a trail map, please visit the preserve web page. As with all MHLC Preserves, we ask that you please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask when approaching others on the trail or in the parking area. If the Touhey Family Preserve lot is full, please visit one of our nearby preserves.

The 20-20 Challenge

Inspired by the opening of MHLC’s 20th preserve and in memory of their father, Ed Miller, the Miller family will match every dollar donated, up to $20,000, before December 31, 2020. To learn more about the 20-20 Challenge or to make a donation, please visit https://mohawkhudson.org/20-20/.

Below is the video announcement of the new preserve that was shown during our Sowing Seeds fundraiser.

 

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