05/18/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Laspias stop to check out an information board located along the new trail.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Laspias stop to check out an information board located along the new trail.

Saturday, May 13 was forecast to be a nor’easter, but although the leaden skies promised rain at any moment, the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Laspia Family Trail at Mashomack Preserve was dry, except perhaps for a moist eye or two.

Mike and Susan Laspia retired from their duties as Mashomack Preserve’s director and operations manager, respectively, in the fall of 2016, capping a remarkable career with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) that spanned four decades.  (more…)

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12/16/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A $100,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation will offset the costs related to restoring the porch on the south side of the Mashomack Preserve Manor House, according to Preserve Director Mike Laspia.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A $100,000 grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation will offset the costs related to restoring the porch on the south side of the Mashomack Preserve Manor House, according to Preserve Director Mike Laspia.

Just as Mashomack Preserve has embarked on a $1.8 million project to restore its Manor House comes word that the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has contributed a $100,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy. The grant is specifically earmarked to underwrite the cost of rebuilding a covered porch on the south side of the building. (more…)