Protect Our Woods

A Community Campaign in Support of the Hillside Woods Restoration Project

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Boutillier's Brook - Farragut Parkway near Exit 12
We applied for more plants and won a third DEC grant from Trees for Tribs! We planted 50 additional shrubs and trees in May, 2022. That brings the total up to 700 shrubs and trees!

Our amazing fellow Villagers, plus Groundwork Hudson Valley's Green Team, prepped and planted the area.

Lower Burke Estate
HHS grad Avery Erwin-McGuire and her dad Don developed an ecological restoration plan for this surprisingly rich wetland and HHS' science department has begun to engage students in this worthy endeavor. The Lower Burke is teeming with animals, historic ruins, and an assortment of native and invasive plants. We welcome volunteers! Read more.


(Coming soon - page seriously under construction.) Despite its ragged condition, the woods still supports a variety of native birds, mammals, insects and plants. Learn more about our northeast woodland ecosystem and share what you learn with others. You can add your own observations using iNaturalist and eBird to contribute to our crowd-sourced collective understanding.

Map by Adam Hart