Rich Woods Property
In the fall of 2013, the Town of Clarence protected a 66-acre property, named after the former owner, Rich Woods. The property includes wetlands, a mature forest, a stream that flows into Beeman Creek, and 24 acres of farmland. The property is especially important because it is adjacent to two previously protected parcels and creates forest connectivity that provides fabulous benefits for wildlife. The Rich Woods property was protected with funds from an innovative program called the ‘Greenprint’. In 2002, Clarence voters overwhelmingly approved the Greenprint, a $12.5 million dollar open space bond resolution to provide funding for the purchase and preservation of open space and farmland in Clarence. The Land Conservancy helps the Town identify and protect priority properties for permanent preservation, and the Rich Woods property had long been a high priority.