PROJECTS AT CRANE-BESHAR
RHINOCEROS CREEK RESERVATION
Nature Education Pavilion
This handsome pavilion is the first major project at Rhinoceros Creek Reservation. It will become the heart of Somers' newest green space – a place to meet, to gather for educational programs, to read, draw, dream and let the stress of your day fade away.
Like all worthy projects, the pavilion has a behind-the-scenes story. Our story begins on a snowy winter day.
In December, 2017, we wrote a grant to fund the pavilion. The waiting was hard, but when spring finally arrived, we learned we had indeed received one of the NYS grants administered through the Land Trust Alliance. We wasted no time in ordering the pavilion and rounding up our dedicated volunteers to get the project started. Follow the progress of the pavilion project in the photos below.
Volunteers who gave their time and muscle to build the pavilion include:
Jan Antonucci, Michael Barnhart, John Engel & John Engel Jr., Donald Gambino, George Gatta, David George, Barry & Michael Graziano, Doug Lee, Geoff Line, Mike Lubchenko, Ron Miller, Rick Morrissey, Tom Newman, Frank Petruzzi, Gail & Dan Simpson, Rosey Van Wart, Lorin Woolfe.
Are we missing someone? Please let us know. Photographs courtesy of Jan Antonucci, Donald Gambino, Lauretta Jones, Dan Simpson, and Gail Simpson.
It's not too late to help!
The generosity of our Somers neighbors has made the Rhinoceros Creek education pavilion possible. You can still help to contribute to a stone patio and native landscaping. Thanks to the following for their donations to the pavilion project!
Most grants require matches of time and money. Your generous donations and volunteer hours help us meet our grant match.
Jan & Bob Antonucci
Wayne & Karen Eadie
George Gatta & Elizabeth Simpson
Ed Hicks/Orienteering Unlimited, Inc.
Heritage Hills Hikers
The Jantos Family
The Louras Family
Claire L. McLean
The Peters Family
The Russ Family
Gail & Dan Simpson
Somers Democratic Town Committee
Somers Lions Club
Somers Women's Club
The Whipple Family
Ruth M. Woolfe in honor of