Land Trust

Since its formation in 2006, GILT has been dedicated to preserving and advocating for open space and parkland in Irvington, New York, and its surrounding communities.

As a result of GILT’s advocacy, the Village-owned property that makes up the Irvington Woods now has one of the largest, protected woodland parks in southern Westchester.

Current Board Members are Chet Kerr, Jan Blaire, Jon Elwyn, Rich Goldman, Neil Maher, Phil Whitney and Paula Veale.

Grants Awarded

Over the last four years GILT has given funds for an Eagle Scout project to construct a trail from the O-Hara Nature Center down to Hermit's Wetlands and a separate grant to supply equipment for deer enclosures and other research materials for the Harvard Changing Forest research that was done in the Irvington Woods.    As part of this year's Community Grant program, GILT provided further funding in support of the Changing Forest research project in the Irvington Woods and to the GPTF to support invasive removal and planting of native plants along the Old Croton Aqueduct in the Village.

Open Space Map