News & Events

Cone Collection Events

Land Management hosted two cone collection events at SPB (Southern Pine Beetle) affected locations in spring of 2018 with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and The Group for the East End. As a result, approximately 10 bushels of native pitch pine cones were collected and sent to NYSDEC’s Saratoga Tree Nursery for seed cleaning and plant propagation. This partnership allows for Pitch Pine restoration with genetically native seedlings grown from seed collected within the Town, thereby ensuring Pitch pine remains a dominant tree within our local forests.


Cone collection event B
Cone collection event A

George Sid Miller Jr. Friend of the Trails


In December of 2018- Land Management staff, Andy Gaites and Andy Drake each proudly accepted the annual “George Sid Miller Jr. Friend of the Trails” award from the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society for the work that they do to maintain local trails.

George Sid Miller Jr. Friend of the Trails