Walking the trails reveal oak and evergreen forests, a former open field, and a descent down to the Mount Sinai Harbor. Conversations with locals reveal initiatives to cut back invasive vines and mowing to restore the old field. Reportedly, SC Parks confiscated the mower, and the guy cutting back the vines moved away. Overall, we gave this park a Quality Parks Score rating of 4 (out of 10), because trails weren't well marked, a promising constituency remains untapped as a resource for park stewardship, invasive species go unchecked, and there's no welcoming signage. Learn more, by visiting Quality Parks Chandler Preserve page.
Beaches are more costly to repair when the fix needs to be fixed. Rusted metal and large rocks aren't natural on this beach and now block public access. But what can be done, especially when the money runs out?
So we did it. We repaired the bridge at the Cranberry Bog Preserve. Now we're taking on the Pauquaconsuk WoodField because its Quality Parks Score Rating (see below) is touching upon Poor. We'll be focusing on improving responsiveness to onsite conditions, especially as it relates to public access, conservation ecology, and responsiveness.
Quality Parks has adapted Google's Quality Score to evaluating parks. In doing so, we considered: nature, public access, vandalism, trails, signage, boundaries, etc. Several parks where then ranked and compared to determine if the Quality Parks Score obtained adequately revealed park conditions (,).
Quality Parks Scores will be listed on our Park News & Advocacy page.
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Carmans River Environmental Education Center (C.R.E.E.C).
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Carmans River Canoe & Kayak II
Go Native Long Island
Nature Works Illustrated
Old Town Blooms
Southampton Trails Preservation Soc.
Suwassett Garden Club
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