The Fishers Island Conservancy is pleased to announce that the first recipient of a Conservancy 25th Anniversary Grant, the Osprey Cam Project, has launched!
In February 2012, the Conservancy Board unanimously voted to make a grant to the H. L. Ferguson Museum to fully fund the costs of establishing the Osprey Cam.
Many thanks go to the work of our Grant Program Committee, to the Board’s support of the Grant Program and to donors to our 25th Anniversary Grant Fund.
We all now have web access to a special view on the nesting activities of Fishers Island ospreys.
The Osprey Cam can be viewed live here.
In 2011, the Conservancy made a donation to the Fishers Island Recreation Path for the purpose of managing and removing invasive plant species along the path.
To date, these grant funds have been used in conjunction with the path’s weekly scheduled landscape maintenance to remove invasive weeds from the retaining wall along the path near Middle Farms Pond, to clear existing mature trees of invasive vines such as poison ivy and bull briar, and to promote the health of several mature native trees through pruning.
For those who use and enjoy the recreation path, the Conservancy’s work is most notable where mature existing trees have been highlighted and brought to the forefront through the removal of invasive shrubs and vines that were jeopardizing their health and obscuring their presence along the path.