(from left: Board Chairwoman Becky Nystrom, Wilson Huhn, and Executive Director Whitney Gleason)
We are excited to share that we'll be conserving and protecting an additional 50 acres of natural, undisturbed lands located in the Town of North Harmony. This beautiful piece of property was previously owned by the Huhn family for almost 45 years and was generously donated to us by Mr. Wilson Huhn. We are so thankful for this gift and are honored to be able to perpetually conserve this land which the Huhn family holds very dear to their hearts.
In honor of Wilson Huhn's parents, Mary and Tom, we are proud to be able to call our new addition, the Mary and Tom Huhn Nature Park. Though it isn't open to the public yet, the property is located on Route 394 across from Cheney Point and has a wonderful diversity of wildlife and native trees. The site also has approximately 3/4 of a mile of Cheney Creek running through it, so conserving this site will help filter that water before entering Chautauqua Lake.
Again, we want to thank Mr. Huhn for this incredible gift and hope that once this new preserve opens, the rest of the community will be able to create some great memories there too, just as the Huhn family has. We recently held a private celebration, in collaboration with the Huhn family, as a dedication to his parents Mary and Tom. If you'd like to read a great article by, The Post-Journal, highlighting some of the event, the donation, and the history of the property - which was one of North Harmony's first settlements - visit https://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2023/09/incredible-gift/ If you're interested in donating a piece of property to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy for conservation, contact us at 716-664-2166!