WARWICK – The Warwick Conservancy will dissolve and transfer its responsibilities and commitments to the Orange County Land Trust. The Warwick organization is an all-volunteer group based in Warwick.
That group’s board of directors believes that “it was in the Conservancy’s best interest to transfer control of our easements and stewardship responsibilities to a larger, well-equipped organization with similar goals and proven success,” said Dr. Andrew McLoughlin, Warwick Conservancy president.
The transition is expected to begin this summer with the Warwick Conservancy’s liabilities, archives and two conservation easements transferred to the Land Trust.
The Warwick Conservancy was founded in November 1998 by a group of Warwick residents. It is most notable for helping the Village of Warwick purchase the Railroad Greene, leading fundraising efforts to preserve Hallowed Ground park, pursuing and accepting a conservation easement on the Lewis Estate and assisting in the early stages of preserving the Wright Family Farm.
The Orange County Land Trust owns and stewards three nature preserves in the Town of Warwick, including the 255-acre Fuller Mountain Preserve. The Land Trust also monitors the Town of Warwick’s 3,000-acres of protected farmland and open space under conservation easements.