Louis C. Clark Sanctuary

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The Louis C. Clark Sanctuary is located on Valentine's Road in Old Brookville in Nassau County, New York on Long Island.

The eight-acre (3.2 ha) sanctuary was once a part of Valentine Farm. It was donated by Frances S. Weeks to The Nature Conservancy in 1965 in memory of her son, Louis C. Clark. In 2012, the property was transferred to the North Shore Land Alliance.[1]

The sanctuary protects a freshwater marsh and swamp that is part of the Cedar Swamp Creek watershed. The swamp is characterized by cattail, buttonbush, red maple and tupelo; in addition, over 150 species of wildflowers and 25 species of shrubs and vines are found within the preserve. A total of 0.75 miles (1.21 km) of trails are maintained on the property, which is open to the public. The James Preserve is located across Valentine's Road from the property.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Preserves Transferred to the Land Alliance" (PDF). Conservation News. North Shore Land Alliance. Fall 2012. p. 9. Retrieved September 11, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°49′17″N 73°37′00″W / 40.821426°N 73.616723°W / 40.821426; -73.616723