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A NYS Nonprofit Corporation

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Overlook Mountain, May its human neighbors in this time of crisis, rally to its defenses

–  Alf Evers

Environment  -  Culture  -  Community

Our Story

Forty years ago, three families joined together to purchase two large lots of land in Lewis Hollow on Overlook Mountain, to prevent the development of an approved 20 home subdivision. From then until now, they kept the land wild and undeveloped; essentially as a game preserve for hunting and outdoor recreation, on the lower and mid-southeastern face of Overlook. Those families were the Allen’s (Rita and Sherry),Overlook Mountain Press publisher Peter Mayer and graphic artist Milton Glaser.

When those owners were no longer interested in conserving the land, they put the 82 acres up for sale, allowing the land to be purchased for development and plans for a subdivision again became a potential reality. This would forever scar the land and disturb the cultural significance and historic and prehistoric features found there.

Thanks to OMC, along with a local family foundation and an anonymous Lewis Hollow neighbor, all 82 acres of land was purchased and protected with conservation easements and deed restrictions, protecting the property in perpetuity.

The New York State nonprofit Overlook Mountain Center, Inc, stewards the land and endeavors to provide programming that serves our environment, culture and community.

Officers and Board Members
  • Chairperson: Glenn Kreisberg
    P.O. Box 1278 Woodstock, NY 12498
    (845) 417 8384
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  • Vice Chairperson: Stephanie Mallette Kreisberg
    P.O. Box 1278 Woodstock, NY 12498
  • Treasurer: Geoff Baer
    5257 Rt. 212 Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
  • Secretary: Fred Waring, III
    P.O. 344 Shokan, NY12481
  • Board Member: Rob Saffer
    c/o OMC P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY
  • Board Member: Dave Holden
    Plochmann Ln. Woodstock, NY
  • Board Member: Ian Mackenzie
    P.O. Box 462 High Falls, NY 12440
Advisory Board Members
  • Ed Sanders
    Meads Mtn. Rd. Woodstock, NY
  • Gerry Wapner
    Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY
  • Shari Therrien (Web Master)
    Shari Design Solutions
    Boston, MA

Contact OMC: 845-417-8384 | P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY 12498

Administrator: Glenn Kreisberg

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