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Do You Have a Favorite Tree in Somers?

Somers is Creating an Inventory of Local Trees

As part of a new Community Forest Management Plan, the Town of Somers will include photographs and short stories about trees that are special to Somers—iconic, historic, or cool!


If you would like the town to consider including your special tree, please submit a high-quality photograph and a brief story about why it is a special tree, important to Somers.

Please send your photo, the location of the tree, and why it is special together with your name and an email address where you can be reached to:

There are a couple of rules for submission:


  • Your tree must be viewable from a publicly accessible location.


  • Your tree should be special to you. Maybe it’s iconic, historic or rare.

  • Your photo must be high-quality.

The land trust will forward your submission to the Somers Community Forest Management Plan process for consideration.

Please  note that not all photos may be used in the management plan.


While enjoying a hike, make sure you and your family stay safe by following CDC and New York State guidelines. Bring a mask for situations where you cannot maintain a safe distance. Please do NOT drop used masks and gloves in parking lots or on trails!
Dogs are not allowed at Angle Fly Preserve or Rhinoceros Creek Reservation.  Dogs can disturb hikers and wildlife and some owners have not cleaned up after them. We appreciate your understanding.

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If you enjoy the trails at Angle Fly Preserve or Rhinoceros Creek Reservation, you know how vital open spaces are – for a breath of fresh air, some exercise, a bit of sorely-needed mental relaxation. What you may not know is that all the trails and gardens in those two open spaces are maintained by a very small group of volunteers, the Somers Land Trust.
Somers Land Trust needs your help to ensure these green spaces will be here for you, your children, and our community for the long term. 
Please click to donate volunteer time                     or dollars                
to support Somers' open spaces.

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When you gotta go, but you just don't want to leave...


 Help us install an environmentally safe, waterless, odorless toilet at Rhinoceros Creek Reservation.

The trails at Rhinoceros Creek are shaping up – thanks to our intrepid volunteers. And the pavilion with its stone patio and wildflower garden overlooking the pond is just the spot to relax after a hike. One more thing would complete this picture – a  permanent composting toilet to enhance your enjoyment of Somers' newest green space. 

Our initial goal of $10,000 represents a significant downpayment on this essential amenity.

Please help out by making a donation via PayPal or by downloading our membership/ donation form and mailing it in with your check.


The wonderful thing about supporting the Somers Land Trust is that everything you give stays in the community we all treasure.


Rewild at Home with
a Virtual Field Trip to Rhinoceros Creek!

Click here to see a recording of this Virtual Visit

Enjoy a magical walk in the woods with naturalist and Director of The Rewilding School, our friend Eric Stone. Explore the signs of spring and see how even in tough times, nature keeps moving forward.

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