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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:09:59 -0400
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VAN HORNESVILLE, N.Y. — Otsego Land Trust and landowners Connie Young
and Ken Richards partnered to conserve over 280 acres of farm fields,
woods and wetlands on both sides of State Route 80 south of Van
Hornesville, creating a gateway to the town of rolling farmlands now
protected forever.

The Stock Farm is a complex mix of habitats including tillable fields,
pasture, beaver and man-made ponds, woodlands, wetlands, and abandoned
orchards, according to a news release from OLT. The release said
springs and multiple headwater tributaries to the Otsquago Creek,
which also runs through the property, keep it “lush and healthy.”

Officials with OLT said that the Otsquago Creek is a major tributary
to the Mohawk River, which flows to the Hudson. Keeping the creek
clean by protecting the land on its shores contributes to the
environmental sustainability of the Hudson River Valley overall.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library