Ward Acres Conservancyhttp://www.wardacresconservancy.org
Ward Acres Conservancy is a not-for-profit group that exists to protect and restore the historically significant and ecologically fragile landscape of Ward Acres Park. Ward Acres is a 62-acre passive-use park nestled in northern New Rochelle on the remains of an historically significant estate, featuring a thriving native hardwood forest, open meadows, agricultural assets, a dog park, seasonal wetlands, and items of historical and local interest. As an organization founded by private citizens in partnership with the City of New Rochelle, our core values include conservation, inclusion, and citizen-based leadership. We seek to protect and preserve natural aspects of the park, to create an inclusive organization built on the diversity of the City, and to create an intimate interaction and educational experience with nature with access for all.