Just heard the news that there was a brush fire at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve today, Saturday, April 25th. I am not sure if the fire was related to the way the Edge Wood Preserve is managed. Though, the crisis of a fire might be a good time to reflect on the value of the preserve, and the need to manage it responsibly.
The Edgewood Preserve is located on Long Island, New York. It is managed by New York State, and covers land in the towns of: Huntington, Babylon, and Islip.
Below the Newsday story of today’s event are background stories, photo links, and video of the preserve.
Firefighters from 26 departments battled a brush fire that charred roughly 20 acres of woods in Dix Hills and Deer Park on Saturday afternoon [4/25/15]….
Friends of the Edgewood Preserve website (the organization is now defunct). Includes great photos and information about the natural habitat. (Also, see message from the Friends website at our readmore.)
Save The Oakbrush Plains website. Edgewood Preserve.(Currently dormant. Looks like an abandoned plan for a website about activism concerning the preserve.)
Video which includes a walk through the preserve. This video was taken for one of the Wilders’ poetry projects…
From the Friends of the Edgewood Preserve website: Read more »
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