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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. Groups Support Law Granting Tax Incentives For Conservation

    Groups Support Law Granting Tax Incentives For Conservation

    Area conservation groups recently praised federal lawmakers who voted to make permanent a federal tax incentive supporting land conservation., according to the Land Trust Alliance. Farmers, ranchers and the public will directly benefit from the incentive that encourages landowners to place a conservation easement on their land to protect important natural, scenic and historic ...

  2. South Salem Gallery Celebrates New Year

    South Salem Gallery Celebrates New Year

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- ArtsOnatru will host the FIrst Day at the Gallery at Onatru on Jan. 1. Lewisboro artists are welcome to submit drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography. The theme is Wild Lewisboro, with scenes of Historic Lewisboro and images from the interaction of local community organizations with the natural environment. To be considered for the show, submit up to three ...

  3. Bedford 2020 Announces 2015-2016 Greenlight Award Competition Finalists

    Bedford 2020 Announces 2015-2016 Greenlight Award Competition Finalists

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Learning about green ideas and how to implement them in their communities is what the Greenlight Award Competition is all about.Students from Bedford recently took part in Bedford 2020 the 2015-2016 Greenlight Award Competition Round 1 Finalists. Seven teams from the middle school category, and 12 from the high school category presented a wide variety of "big green ...

  4. County Recognizes Land Trust’s Enhancement Projects At Lewisboro Preserve

    County Recognizes Land Trust’s Enhancement Projects At Lewisboro Preserve

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- All of the hard work upgrading local habitats in Westchester County by dozens of volunteers and the Westchester Land Trust (WLT) will be recognized during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Land Trust’s work at the Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve in Pound Ridge, the Frederick P. Rose Preserve in Lewisboro, the Otter Creek Preserve in ...

  5. Westchester Land Trust Holds Rocky Hills Easement

    Westchester Land Trust Holds Rocky Hills Easement

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust recently announced that the conservation easement protecting the Henriette Suhr's 13-acre Rocky Hills property in Mount Kisco has been transferred to the trust by the Garden Conservancy.The transfer of the easement ensures that the conservation value of the property will continue to be protected in perpetuity, said Grace Buck, assistant ...

  6. Raven Rocks Run Coming To Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

    Raven Rocks Run Coming To Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

    CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The first annual Raven Rocks Run 10K trail race will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15 starting at 9 a.m. at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. The Raven Rocks 10K Run is a the first new trail run at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in more than 20 years.The race will start and finish in The Meadow at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, the same spot as the Leatherman’s ...

  7. Pound Ridge Montessori School Offering Presentation On Child Development

    Pound Ridge Montessori School Offering Presentation On Child Development

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge Montessori School is offering "Montessori in the Home," an interactive presentation to help parents foster their child’s independence, Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pound Ridge Montessori School.The presentation will teach parents how to create an optimal learning environment at home to support their child’s social, ...

  8. Westchester Land Trust Hosts Plant-a-Palooza At Sugar Hills Farm

    Westchester Land Trust Hosts Plant-a-Palooza At Sugar Hills Farm

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust needs volunteers to put on their gardening gloves to help transform the once manicured lawn of the Sugar Hill Farm headquarters into a wildlife haven! The trust is hoping that with the help of enough volunteers they will be able to plant redbud trees and sunflowers where only turf grass once grew. The planting, from 9 a.m.. to 4 p.m. Thursday, ...

  9. Halloween Parade For Tuckahoe's Koala Park Daycare

    Halloween Parade For Tuckahoe's Koala Park Daycare

    EASTCHESTER, N.Y. — Koala Park Daycare recently had its Halloween Parade in Eastchester. Complimentary coffee was provided for the parents and goodie bags handed out to the children. The event included interaction between enrolled parents and children from the day care, who also attended the parade. It was a fun event that brought the center and the community together. Koala Park ...

  10. Wine Tasting Benefits Westchester Land Trust

    Wine Tasting Benefits Westchester Land Trust

    RYE, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust is hosting a Fall Wine Tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Ave.Guest speaker is Daniel Wolff, Grammy nominee, author, poet and documentary filmmaker who grew up next to Otter Creek Preserve and will share his observations.Wine tasting and pouring will be by Wine at Five. Proceeds benefit the ...

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