Green Neighbors

Is Your Property a National Community Wildlife Habitat?

PRLC relies upon the support of our neighbors in the community to extend the benefits of protection of preserved lands to their own backyards.

Many of our neighbors are interested in doing more to protect nature. PRLC can show you how with our hands-on workshops, lectures and guided hikes designed to educate and foster the land steward in us all. See our Events Calendar. In addition, we support the efforts of other local organizations whose missions are tied to our own. We urge you to become an integral part of Pound Ridge’s effort to create a community-wide National Wildlife Community Habitat. Already, half the number of properties needed have been certified through this very easy process.

Cetify your property as National Wildlife Habitat, click here.

To take the Healthy Yard Pledge, click here.

Once you’ve signed-on, please send us an email at info@prlc.net so we can count you in!

 

Green neighbors

The meadows at our Clark Preserve will soon get a haircut thanks to a generous family of green neighbors, who wish to remain anonymous.  These green neighbors live near the Clark Preserve and have a passion for preserving nature.  When the PRLC’s Elyse Arnow and Tate Bushell made their acquaintance back in June 2012, it wasn’t long before they offered to help.  Since then, they have taken it upon themselves to act as stewards of this community asset, which will remain a beautiful place for wild plants and animals to live.  Also, by mowing the meadows, they help us carry out our organizational mission.  Thank you very much, green neighbors.

Why mow the Clark Preserve meadows?
Meadows are not common in Pound Ridge; our private land that isn’t forested is usually kept as well-manicured lawn.  The wild meadows that do exist provide habitat for a great variety of flowers, insects and birds, which are not usually supported by manicured lawn.  Meadows rely on infrequent mowing to stop woody shrubs like Japanese barberry and multiflora rose from taking over.  Larger meadows can be seen at the Ward-Pound Ridge Reservation, which are mowed by the County.

To see the beautiful Clark Meadows:
Visit the preserve on Autumn Ridge Road.  From the parking lot, pass the information kiosk and take the yellow trail roughly 12 minutes to the meadow.  A meadow trail brings you through a field of milkweed, goldenrod and the acrobatic bluebird.