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The parcel of land widely recognized as the Arshamomaque Pond Preserve in Southold was re-named the Paul Stoutenburgh Preserve in 2013 as a tribute to the local environmentalist.

The 120-acres of land features multiple trails, including one that leads to a watchtower overlooking the pond.

“The preserve showcases the diversity of the East End’s natural environment: tidal salt marsh meadows, pristine woodlands, vernal freshwater ponds and wetlands,” the Peconic Land Trust says on its website. “Its forest lands are dominated by oaks and hickories, but also includes birches, maples, American beech and mature white pines. This diversity provides habitat for a wide-range of wildlife, including: egrets, salamanders, herons, hawks, crabs, deer, bats, and fox.”

Peconic Land Trust assisted Southold Town in acquiring the land.

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