The Ooms boardwalk is OPEN!

CLC is excited to announce that the new boardwalk at Ooms in Chatham is open to the public!

This beautiful addition to the site was installed by Build Hudson, LLC to build the boardwalk. Build Hudson trains local young people in carpentry skills while engaging, mentoring, and employing young people. Apprentices are paid living wages and can eventually become partners and cooperative owners of the business.

“We are so excited to welcome people to the new boardwalk,” says Heidi Bock, Vice President of Conservation. “It’s beautiful, more accessible, better for the wetland, and provide more opportunities for enjoying the beauty of Sutherland Pond. Working with Build Hudson and employing local youth to build the new structure makes this a win-win!”

Construction was supported with funding from private donors and the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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