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Kara Whelan

Community Advisor

Kara H. Whelan, a Chappaqua native, resides in South Salem with her family. Her children are active in local sports and arts programs and Kara serves as a volunteer with the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. She is the Vice President at Westchester Land Trust, a conservation organization that has protected close to 8,000 acres of woodlands, farmlands, meadows, and shorelines in Westchester and eastern Putnam. Kara serves as co-coordinator of the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H RCP) which unites more than 36 local and regional conservation organizations in cross-boundary land protection and stewardship. Kara enjoys learning about Lewisboro's rich natural and cultural history by exploring new running routes along South Salem's scenic roads.

Kara Whelan's Contributions

  1. Race This Weekend At 'Run The Farm' Series In Somers

    Race This Weekend At 'Run The Farm' Series In Somers

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Registration is open now for the 2015 "Run The Farm" races at 51 Route 100, Katonah.Run the Farm is a series of trail races at Muscoot Farm in Katonah/Somers.The upcoming races will be Sunday and will mark the sixth anniversary of Run the Farm. The races include a 5-mile trail race and two "Kids Run The Farm" age appropriate trail races. The race ...

  2. Join The Autumn Bird Migration Hike At Lewisboro's Rose Preserve

    Join The Autumn Bird Migration Hike At Lewisboro's Rose Preserve

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Put on your walking shoes and join the Lewisboro and Westchester Land Trusts for a nature hike "Autumn Bird Migration” at the Rose Preserve on Route 121 in Cross River. The hike begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and will be led by naturalist Jim Norgren. Hikers will be able to look and listen for migrating birds during the 90-minute hike. Park along the gravel road at ...

  3. Learn Pros Of Leasing Farmland At Westchester Land Trust Events

    Learn Pros Of Leasing Farmland At Westchester Land Trust Events

    BEDFORD, N.Y. – The Westchester Land Trust will host two events for area landowners interested in seeing their property put into agricultural production.The events are from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 and 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 24 at the trust's Sugar Hill Farm, 403 Harris Road, Bedford Hills.Under the trust's guidance, landowners interested in leasing their land for ...

  4. Wine Tasting In Rye Raises Funds For Westchester Land Trust

    Wine Tasting In Rye Raises Funds For Westchester Land Trust

    RYE, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust will hold a fall wine tasting and cocktail party on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the Wainwright House in Rye. The venue has been a holistic center since 1951 and is recognized as an officialwildlife habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The setting and waterside views will serve as the backdrop for this event, which will ...

  5. Lewisboro Library Installs Custom Bricks

    Lewisboro Library Installs Custom Bricks

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- More than 200 custom engraved bricks were installed last weekend in the front of the library, 15 Main St.Orders are now being taken for the next installation. Anyone can still become a permanent part of the new Lewisboro Library by buying an inscribed brick to be placed along the Reader's Walkway. Engraved bricks are $200 for two lines of text and $300 for three ...

  6. Genealogy Course Tops Lewisboro Library Events For October

    Genealogy Course Tops Lewisboro Library Events For October

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Library has programs available to help people navigate a variety of topics. Registration is required by calling 914-875-9004 or sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.The following classes are open:Genealogy Basics and Beyond, 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, with Suzanne Garbardini, who will lead this workshop for beginner and intermediate ...

  7. Mamaroneck's Otter Creek Gets Upgrade

    Mamaroneck's Otter Creek Gets Upgrade

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Enhancement work at the 35-acre Otter Creek Preserve in the Village of Mamaroneck is well under way and volunteers recently assisted staff with planting over 65 native trees and shrubs.The Westchester Land Trust (WLT), which owns Otter Creek Preserve, launched the Habitat Enhancement Project earlier this year in an effort to improve the visitor experience and natural ...

  8. 55th Annual Lewisboro Library Fair In South Salem

    55th Annual Lewisboro Library Fair In South Salem

    SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The 55th Annual Lewisboro Library Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Onatru Farm Town Park, 99 Elmwood Road, in South Salem. The fair's highlight is the book sale, but it also features “Attic Treasures” and toy sales, as well as a silent auction, food, music, vintage cars, kids’ games, rides on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, vendor booths and a visit from ...

  9. Plaque Dedicated At Leon Levy Preserve

    Plaque Dedicated At Leon Levy Preserve

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Westchester Land Trust participated in a celebration at the Leon Levy Preserve on Sept. 19. The Town of Lewisboro unveiled a plaque at the celebration, which honored the donors and volunteers that worked to protect the 383-acre preserve. Attendees were invited to tour the native plant garden and explore new trails with a hike. 

  10. Take A Hike With Westchester Land Trust In Pound Ridge

    Take A Hike With Westchester Land Trust In Pound Ridge

    POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Join the Westchester Land Trust for a hike and walk on the nature trails that wind their way through its flagship preserve, the Westchester Wilderness Walk/ Zofnass Family Preserve, on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Hikers of all abilities are welcome, but bringing children under the age of 5 is not recommended. Sturdy footwear is strongly encouraged. The outing will begin ...

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