Peconic Land Trust, with the support of the Orient community, Town of Southold, and the Edwards family, acquired Edwards Farm Preserve in 2015 from the Edwards family. The land comprises 21 acres of farmland, woods, and wetlands along Little Bay in Orient Point and had been under the ownership of the Edwards, Terry, and Latham families since the 19th century. As a working farm, the Edwards Farm Preserve helps to sustain the agricultural history of the community and is also important towards the restoration efforts of the surrounding wetlands and marshes. Visitors to the preserve can walk or bike along the dirt roads that line the perimeter of the property and are welcome to observe the farming operations that carry on at the property. At its south end is the Townsend Memorial Overlook, in recognition of Joseph L. Townsend, Jr. This area is also open to the public and provides great views of Little Bay and Orient Beach State Park.
This Chronolog station is located at the Townsend Memorial Overlook.
Peconic Baykeeper is a not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island's drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waters. Established in 1998 as Long Island's clean water advocate, Peconic Baykeeper uses science, education, and law to defend critical watersheds from the tips of the Twin Forks through the Great South Bay.
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