Preservation Projects


Open space enhances our quality of life by providing recreational, educational, aesthetic, and spiritual value and enrichment. Green space is essential for recharging our aquifers, preventing pollution of surface and ground waters, filtering sediments, limiting air pollution, and maintaining wildlife habitat and other natural systems. Open space preserves our heritage. When we maintain open land we sustain our natural environment of forests, prairies, mountains, rivers, beaches, farmland, etc. that have uniquely shaped the character of our country and its people. Open space creates economic activity from the productive use of lands for recreation and tourism, agriculture, and forestry. Open space helps state and local governments work efficiently. Preserving open space means that government services will be better focused, tax dollars will be saved and vital productive resources will be saved for the future.


Lehigh Valley Trail
The long-term goal is to have the Lehigh Valley Trail connect to the north-south Genesee Valley Greenway Trail system. This trail system would extend from Rochester, south to Pennsylvania.

Sibleyville Nature Reserve
Sibleyville Nature Reserve is considered to be one of the most historically significant Indian sites in the Town of Mendon. This parcel of land was part of the Seneca Indian Tribe's village of Totiakton or In-the-Great-Bend. The Sibleyville Estates donated the 45-acre land to the Foundation in October 2000.

Mendon Station Park & Museum
In 1995, members of the Mendon Foundation sub-committee developed a proposal based on the 1994 Hamlet of Mendon's Master Plan. George Baker of George Baker Architects designed a concept plan for the development of the Lehigh Valley Linear Park between Routes 64 and 251 in the Hamlet of Mendon. This approximately 900 foot long section of the trail runs behind and between local businesses and homes located in the Hamlet.

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