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Link to Habitat Nature Preserve recreation page.

In 2017, the Town of Ulysses received a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to enable the Town to preserve green space and protect its waterways.

In 2018, the Town purchased 34 acres of second-growth forest, formerly owned by Habitat for Humanity, adjacent to Salo Drive and Trumansburg Creek. It was designated a natural area for the community to enjoy and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit this area. Leadership for this land acquisition, now known as the Habitat Preserve, was provided by Elizabeth Thomas, Ulysses Town Supervisor from 2013 to 2020. 

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 visitors and adjacent neighborhoods
• Appropriate access points to that do not intrude on neighboring properties
• Signage to guide visitors to and through the area, including where to park
• Affordable plans for maintenance
• Recruiting and coordinating volunteer workers
• Strategies to inform the public and its appropriate use and guidelines
• A plan for soliciting periodic feedback from users & neighbors to evaluate the preserve.

Town Board or Town Government  representatives   Carissa Parlato (Town Clerk, Chair), Mary Bouchard (Town Board member)
Residents from neighboring properties Aaron Rovitz, Kira Lallas
Ulysses/Tburg Residents Familiar with the Habitat Marvin Pritts, Marc Devokaitis,
Bara Hotchkiss (alternate)