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Pacama: A Conservation Collaborative, Inc.


In an effort to preserve the rural character of the Olive, Marbletown, and Rochester communities in Ulster County, NY, a group of concerned neighbors came together in 2020 to strategize how to protect local wetlands, animal habitat, and native plant species in the face of growing development in the area and insufficient town oversight of that development. We created Pacama: A Conservation Collaborative, a non-profit conservation corporation, to hold land in trust, preserve its natural character, and educate the community about the beauty and unique attributes of the area. 

Pacama is the name the Esopus-Munsee band of Mohicans, the native people of this area, gave to the wetland/vly in our community.  For more information about the native people who lived in the area contact the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribal Historic Preservation Association. Their motto is "People of the waters are never still."

Our officers:

Janlori Goldman, President

Leonora Wiener, Vice President

Nancy April, Secretary

Katherine Franke, Treasurer

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