Save the Weigley-Babinski Farmland
to mail, fax or email in your pledge today!
mail to: Peconic Land Trust, PO Box 1776, Southampton, NY 11969
fax to: 631.283.0235
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Weigley-Babinski Pumpkin Field Weigley-Babinski Farmland Vegetables from the Weigley-Babinski Farmland Farmstand at the Weigley-Babinski Farm
The Peconic Land Trust is currently raising funds for the conservation of a 4.2-acre farmland parcel on the corner of Wainscott Main Street and Beach Lane in Wainscott, East Hampton. The funds raised through this process will be combined with funds provided by the Town of East Hampton's Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the purchase of a conservation easement on Weigley-Babinski farmland that will protect it from development in perpetuity. The total to be raised to protect the property is $7.15 million, which includes administrative fees to cover the Trust's costs associated with the transaction. The Town has pledged $2 million from the CPF.
Owned by the Weigley-Babinski family, the parcel is home to the Babinski Farmstand, and is an important part of the hamlet's history. In 2006, the Trust was successful rallying the neighbors for the conservation of an adjacent 20 acre farmland parcel, also owned by the Babinski family, in partnership with the Town. A similar public/private conservation partnership was also done in this community for the Conklin family farmland and two historic facade easements (the Conklin House and Barn) on approximately three acres on Wainscott Main Street and Sayre's Path.
Alex Weil, a Beach Lane resident, believes that the protection of this parcel, the Weigley-Babinski Farmland, would be the final piece of an important conservation Trifecta in Wainscott -- ensuring the agricultural legacy of this hamlet. According to Weil: "Why is this important? Because when the Weigley-Babinski Farm is combined with the Babinski Farm and the Conklin House, with a barn and three acres preserved with it, they form the bucolic belt of farmland extending nearly down to the beach, helping to define Wainscott as one of the last hamlets on the East End of Long Island where working farms meet the ocean."
We can do this with your help . . . here is how.
Click here for the Online Pledge Form (please read the donor information sheet prior to submitting your pledge) or
Click here to download a PDF of the pledge form (which includes the donor information sheet) that you can print out and send to the Peconic Land Trust :
By Mail: P.O. Box 1776, Southampton, NY 11969
By Fax: 631.283.0235
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org