Rebecca and Carolyn Greenberg spent hot summer days as children wading in the brook that meandered through their family’s land in Westhampton. Fall and winter meant hours of magical time in the woods, and springtime brought the trills of peepers, with deer and wild turkey wandering about. It was a place that they, and their parents Stanley and Bernice, loved deeply.
The thought of seeing this forest developed was too much to bear. As a result, more than 60 years after they first came to the land as little girls, they donated their family land to the Kestrel Land Trust to become a natural retreat for all in the community to enjoy.
That gift was an act of joy and love, Rebecca said. “We felt that donating this land in our parent’s memory would be a wonderful way for us to acknowledge and honor them, while preserving and sharing the woods they cherished with the community they loved, and called home.”