GALWAY, N.Y.—Saratoga PLAN finalized the Patricia S. Whitesell Conservation Easement, a 105-acre property.
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, John R. Wolfe donated a conservation easement to protect and preserve the wildlife of the land he purchased ten years ago. The signing of the easement agreement was in memory of Patricia (Sandy) Wolfe, John's late wife.
"Sandy loved wildlife – she wanted a place where wildlife could thrive, now and in the future. Conserving this property pays tribute to the vision of the land being a refuge for nature," said Wolfe.
The Patricia S. Whitesell Conservation Easement property is part of a large forest complex, owned by the Girl Scouts and used as a day camp.
"We are proud to have helped create a lasting legacy that honors the memory of Patricia Whitesell. The protection of the property will ensure that her love of nature lives on, while also providing the Galway community with conserved forests, wetlands, stream habitats, and trail resources for future generations," said Maria Trabka, Saratoga PLAN Executive Director.
Saratoga PLAN is a nonprofit land trust that helps communities make long-term decisions for conserving our region as a great place to live, work, visit, and farm. PLAN assists landowners with fulfilling their conservation goals for their land and provides stewardship for over 3,500 acres of farmland, forest, natural habitat, trail corridors, historic places, and water resources in Saratoga County.