THE NEIL S. SISKIND NATURE PRESERVE
The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve is over 8 acres of environmentally-pristine waterfront land in a magnificent setting along New York’s majestic Hudson River, and exists to impress upon society the value of our natural resources. This precious land preserve is a symbol of the beauty and value of nature all around us. The Preserve includes a variety of species of animal and plant life, and is a precious example of the thoughtful maintenance of New York’s priceless open spaces. The land’s uses are limited to outdoor recreation such as hiking & climbing, and the study of ecology, nature and land use. The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve allows for the intelligent contemplation of our valuable natural resources and the most effective ways to protect and maximize them.
Historical Significance: The Preserve marks the approximate location of “The First Chain” for keeping British ships from progressing up the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War.
Understanding the unlimited facets of the earth and the environment can be a mind-altering and life-changing education for youths who have never been properly exposed to science, wildlife or environmental issues. Our team of ecologists, land surveyors and attorneys are presently reviewing the feasibility of providing small boating activities, educational obstacle courses, greenhouses, hydroponic gardens, aviaries, koi ponds, butterfly sanctuaries, and observation towers, all which can be used as “outdoor classrooms” to help younger generations appreciate nature and the existence of a world bigger than their own, to teach the values of philanthropy and conservation, and provide youths with greater meanings for their lives.
The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve, Conservator
“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”