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Kara Whelan

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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. Trail Links Farms In Westchester County

    Trail Links Farms In Westchester County

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A farm trail offers Westchester County residents and visitors the opportunity to stop by and visit 14 farms from Sleepy Hollow to North Salem where crops are grown and animals are raised.The state designated route called the "Westchester Grown" farm trail was created by Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Friends of Hilltop Hanover ...

  2. Waccabuc Woman Honored By Westchester Land Trust

    Waccabuc Woman Honored By Westchester Land Trust

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- More than 300 guests gathered at the iconic Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford recently for dinner, dancing and a lively auction, to celebrate the Westchester Land Trust's continued conservation efforts in the region.WLT welcomed an exciting mix of supporters — both long-standing and brand new -- who joined together in honoring Vivien Malloy with the 2016 Preservation Angel ...

  3. Gardeners Can Learn About Japanese Knotweed  In Pound Ridge Discussion

    Gardeners Can Learn About Japanese Knotweed In Pound Ridge Discussion

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- The Pound Ridge Library will host a discussion on Japanese knotweed on Tuesday, June 28. Japanese knotweed, or Fallopia japonica is an invasive species that can be difficult to remove. The Invasives Project-Pound Ridge's event will cover issues and methods for addressing the species.Pound Ridge Library is at 271 Westchester Ave.The talk begins at 7 p.m.Click here ...

  4. Eastchester Hosting Annual Green Festival

    Eastchester Hosting Annual Green Festival

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Earth lovers will want to grab the whole family and head for Eastchester Town Hall this Saturday when they host the 8th annual Green Festival.Residents are invited to celebrate Mother Earth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with plenty of exhibits including the Audubon Society, Greenburgh Nature Center, composting, solar energy, and much more. Vendors will include Trader ...

  5. Pace University Talk In Pleasantville Focuses On Long Island Sound

    Pace University Talk In Pleasantville Focuses On Long Island Sound

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Join Conservation Café, a consortium of eight Westchester County-based partners for a discussion on Long Island Sound, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Pace University in Pleasantville. Learn about issues facing Long Island Sound and some of the solutions in effect for cleaning the water. Conservation Cafes are free and open to the public. Click here for ticket ...

  6. Conversation Cafe Discusses Long Island Sound

    Conversation Cafe Discusses Long Island Sound

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Join Conservation Café — a consortium of seven Westchester County-based partners — on Friday, June 10 at Pace University Pleasantville Campus for a discussion of Sound Science on Long Island Sound. Attendees will learn about the issues plaguing Long Island Sound and some of the solutions in effect for cleaning up the Sound. Speakers for the program include the ...

  7. Learn About Coyotes At Muscoot Farm In Somers

    Learn About Coyotes At Muscoot Farm In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Muscoot Farm will host Coyote Awareness Day on Saturday. Dan Bogan, Ph.D., will inform attendees about the behavior and benefits of the Eastern coyote and how to coexist with the predator. The free event will run from 1-3 p.m.Muscoot Farm is a Westchester County park on Route 100 in Somers.

  8. Westchester Land Trust Hosting Annual Benefit

    Westchester Land Trust Hosting Annual Benefit

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust will hold its annual benefit June 18 amid the yellow barns of Bedford's iconic Sunnyfield Farm.This year's benefit, "Our Land is Your Land," will honor the accomplishments of local land visionaries—Vivien G. Malloy and The Zofnass Family — who’ve made a demonstrable difference in the protection of the area's natural resources.Malloy ...

  9. Westchester Land Trust Announces Grant Award

    Westchester Land Trust Announces Grant Award

    BEDFORD, N.Y. – The Westchester Land Trust in Bedford Hills has been awarded a $1.84 million dollar Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program grant from New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets that will protect Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers forever. The project—which took nearly a decade to put together—is valued at almost $3 million, and includes critical financial ...

  10. John Jay Soccer Club Supports Goals For Haiti

    John Jay Soccer Club Supports Goals For Haiti

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. – John Jay Soccer Club in Lewisboro is once again supporting Goals For Haiti, a non-profit aimed at helping Haitian youth with education, health and development programs.Members of the club will be collecting gently used soccer equipment on Saturday, May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Onatru 6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fox Valley Upper Field.Items needed include cleats (from size ...

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