The Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC) is located in Saugerties, New York, a Hudson Valley town bordering the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, one hundred miles north of New York City. While Saugerties is their home base, their purpose extends beyond Saugerties' boundaries and involves protecting the Esopus Creek watershed.
Established in July 2003 as a nonprofit corporation, ECC is among the newest land trusts in the State of New York. Working with the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and enjoying remarkable private and public support, they have acquired a 156-acre natural environment. The property shares a mile of shoreline with the upper Esopus Creek in Saugerties. Its name - Esopus Bend Nature Preserve.
That's just the beginning. Going forward, the Conservancy will provide public access to the preserve, create hiking trails and offer educational programs. Working with landowners and other environmental groups, they support the protection of additional environmentally sensitive properties.
The Esopus Creek Conservancy welcomes, indeed encourages, your involvement and support.