Balsam Tract

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Exciting news! The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center have a wonderful opportunity to purchase 37 acres which will add to the land open to visitors to the Dyken Pond Center. Located along the entrance road to the Center (see Balsam Tract on enclosed map), this new property contains forest with large trees along with a wetland, an unnamed tributary to the Poestenkill, and contributes to the special sense of “wildness” as you drive into the Dyken Pond Center.

To acquire this land, we need $55,000. We have $15,000 available, requiring us to raise $40,000. Will you help us? The parcel is adjacent to land already owned by the Friends that includes portions of the Long and Koch Trails – acquiring this new parcel would allow the expansion of recreational and environmental education activities at the Center.

This property is part of the open space on the Rensselaer Plateau, home of one of the largest forest blocks in New York State. These large forest tracts provide habitat for wildlife such as moose, bear, fisher, porcupine, and birds which require large areas of unbroken forest. Your donation will help us preserve this significant wildlife habitat for future generations.

Through the generosity of Friends like you, the Friends have already been able to protect and conserve almost 200 acres near Dyken Pond. We hope you will show your support for this important addition to the Dyken Pond Center’s natural treasures.

You can make a difference! Please donate online or send your contributions for the protection of this parcel to: The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center, 475 Dyken Pond Road, Cropseyville, NY 12052. Find out more by calling 518 658-2055.