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Press release by Councilwoman Nancy Zahler for the Trumansburg Free Press 9/25/19

In 2017, the Town of Ulysses received a grant to purchase about 32 acres of property, formerly owned by Habitat for Humanity, off of Salo Drive.

In September of 2018, the Town Board voted to prohibit hunting on the property for the 2018 season.

The Town Board also established an advisory committee charged with recommending "guidelines for the use, promotion, and maintenance of The Habitat including but not limited to:
• Rules, amenities and safety recommendations to protect The Habitat, visitors, and adjacent neighborhoods
• Appropriate access points to The Habitat that do not intrude on neighboring properties
• Signage to guide The Habitat visitors to and through the area, including where to park
• Affordable plans for maintaining The Habitat
• Recruiting and coordinating volunteer workers
• Strategies to inform the public about The Habitat and its appropriate use and guidelines
• A plan for soliciting periodic feedback from users & neighbors to evaluate The Habitat"

The following members were appointed to the committee:
Town Board or Town Government  representatives   Nancy Zahler (chair), Carissa Parlato
Conservation Advisory and Sustainability Committee representative + alternate Bara Hotchkiss
Residents from neighboring properties Aaron Rovitz, Kira Lallas
Ulysses/Tburg Resident Familiar with the Habitat Marvin Pritts

Residents are welcome to visit and asked to park at the Farmers Market or completely off Salo Drive. Lime bikes are usually available at the Farmers Market for those who wish to bike to the entrance on Salo.