Open Space Institute Protects Scenic Waterfall and Trails in Shawangunks

Open Space Institute


NEW YORK, NY — April 10, 2012 — The Open Space Institute announced today the acquisition of a stunning 233-acre parcel that protects one of the last major waterfalls in private ownership in the Shawangunks, known locally as Little Stony Kill Falls or Nonkanawha Falls.

The property also provides land for new trailheads that will service thousands of acres at the Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

The parcel was acquired by the Open Space Conservancy, OSI’s land acquisition affiliate, from the Ukrainian National Association (UNA), a Ukrainian fraternal organization which since 1953 has operated a center known as Soyuzivka Heritage Center on approximately 130 acres of land it is retaining in the town of Kerhonkson, Ulster County.