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Kara Whelan

Community Advisor

Kara H. Whelan, a Chappaqua native, resides in South Salem with her family. Her children are active in local sports and arts programs and Kara serves as a volunteer with the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. She is the Vice President at Westchester Land Trust, a conservation organization that has protected close to 8,000 acres of woodlands, farmlands, meadows, and shorelines in Westchester and eastern Putnam. Kara serves as co-coordinator of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H RCP) which unites more than 36 local and regional conservation organizations in cross-boundary land protection and stewardship. Kara enjoys learning about Lewisboro's rich natural and cultural history by exploring new running routes along South Salem's scenic roads.

Kara Whelan's Contributions

  1. Westchester Group Wins Grant For Mamaroneck Preserve Project

    Westchester Group Wins Grant For Mamaroneck Preserve Project

    MAMARONECK, N. Y. -- Westchester Land Trust officials announced that the agency has been awarded a $55,000 grant for restoration work at Otter Creek Preserve, one of 25 grants to New York and Connecticut community groups for projects to improve the health of Long Island Sound.Awarded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, the grant is part of a program to pool together funds from ...

  2. County Land Trusts Protect 81-Acre Nature Preserve In Southeast

    County Land Trusts Protect 81-Acre Nature Preserve In Southeast

    SOUTHEAST, N.Y. -- An 81-acre nature preserve has been permanently protected from development thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Putnam County Land Trust (PCLT) and the Westchester Land Trust (WLT). Named in honor of the family that donated the property, the Garden Recreational Preserve has been owned by PCLT and managed as a public sanctuary since 2014. Beginning this ...

  3. Lewisboro Ambulance Corp Adds EKGs To Arsenal

    Lewisboro Ambulance Corp Adds EKGs To Arsenal

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps was just approved to administer EKGs, acquire the reading, and transmit it to the hospital from the patient’s side. "We are the first Basic Life Support volunteer ambulance corps in New York State to be permitted to do so. That makes LVAC the most advanced BLS corps in the state, said Chief Lucian Lipinsky.When a patient ...

  4. Family Protects 18-Acres In Croton With Westchester Land Trust

    Family Protects 18-Acres In Croton With Westchester Land Trust

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- An 18-acre portion of the Kenoten Estate in Croton has been preserved forever thanks to a donation to the Westchester Land Trust by the Weinstein family including Gerald Weinstein, Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka. The donation of a conservation easement means that the land will never be developed in a way that conflicts with its current use, and that its ...

  5. Rapid Response 'Fly Car' Donated To Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps

    Rapid Response 'Fly Car' Donated To Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps

    CROSS RIVER, N.Y. -- The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps (LVAC), the Town of Lewisboro’s all-volunteer and community supported emergency medical service provider, has received a new and fully equipped sport utility vehicle to serve as a “fly car” for rapid response to emergencies.A fly car allows medics to respond swiftly and to triage patients prior to the ambulance, which would ...

  6. New Parking, Walking Bridge Open At South Salem's Love Preserve

    New Parking, Walking Bridge Open At South Salem's Love Preserve

    SOUTH SALEM, N. Y. -- A new bridge over a bog area is one of the newest features to help visitors enjoy a trip to the 11-acre Love Preserve in South Salem.Other changes include a restored trail system through the natural area, and two new parking spots for hikers, Westchester Land Trust officials said. The preserve is located on West Road off of Route 123 in the Town of Lewisboro. The ...

  7. Art Is 'What Others See' Says Illustrator In Pound Ridge Exhibit

    Art Is 'What Others See' Says Illustrator In Pound Ridge Exhibit

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Artwork by illustrator Floyd Rappy  will be displayed  at the Pound Ridge Library until Oct. 29.His artwork, often architectural drawings and human forms, aspires to be "the outward expression of my inner life that will reveal my personal vision of the world," he said.Rappy attended School of Visual Arts on a full scholarship, studying illustration. After ...

  8. Barry McMaster Wins South Salem Biathlon

    Barry McMaster Wins South Salem Biathlon

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Barry McMaster of Darien won the Sixth Annual South Salem Church Tavern Biathlon.The race was held on Monday, Sept. 5, at St. John's Episcopal Church.The race consisted of a four-mile run to a seven-mile bike ride through hilly and scenic secondary roads.McMaster won with a margin of over three minutes, finishing at 47 minutes and 27 seconds. 

  9. Westchester Land Trust Expands Staff, Board Of Directors

    Westchester Land Trust Expands Staff, Board Of Directors

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust has named three new members to its advisory board of directors and added two new members to its staff.Joe Edgar of Pound Ridge, Megan Kulick of Scarsdale and Pam Pooley of North Salem were named to the board. The WLT also hired Sara Powell and Shaun McCoshum as land stewardship professionals.Edgar will join WLT’s Land Preservation ...

  10. Lewisboro Library Needs Community's Help For Annual Fair

    Lewisboro Library Needs Community's Help For Annual Fair

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Volunteers, sponsors and donations are needed in August to help set up the 56th annual Lewisboro Library Fair at Onatru Farm Town Park on Saturday, Sept. 24 . Volunteers will accept and organize donations for the Library Fair Book Sale and Attic Treasures Sale. Assistance is needed on Saturday Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m.-noon at Onatru Farm Town Park. Adults ...

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