04/12/18 8:00am
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | From left, Ed Shillingburg, Stephen Jacobs, Joe Denny, Audrey Wood, Nancy Walker, Bran Dougherty and Gordon Gooding in front of a piece of water pumping equipment from the lima bean days. Also lending a hand (but not in the picture) were Craig and Owen Wood.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | From left, Ed Shillingburg, Stephen Jacobs, Joe Denny, Audrey Wood, Nancy Walker, Bran Dougherty and Gordon Gooding in front of a piece of water pumping equipment from the lima bean days. Also lending a hand (but not in the picture) were Craig and Owen Wood.

On the morning of April 7, nine members of the Shelter Island Group for Trails Preservation, led by the group’s founder Joe Denny, met up at the corner of Cobbetts Lane and Manhanset Road to clear land that once served as a lima bean farm. The clean-up was part of a stewardship plan put in place for the 21.8 acre parcel, which was purchased by the town’s Community Preservation Fund and Suffolk County in 2004.  (more…)

10/25/17 10:47am
COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

Shelter Island is full of hiking trails, but beyond the trail system at Mashomack Preserve, the location of many of the other public trails that dot the Island is not common knowledge.

Which is why Joseph Denny is setting out to change that. (more…)