Friends of Grimes Glen
Grimes Glen became a public park as a result of a broad-based community effort. In 2004, landowner Donald Braun expressed interest in selling a 32-acre parcel traditionally enjoyed by the public for its natural beauty and stunning waterfalls. The Finger Lakes Land Trust and Ontario County formed a partnership to pursue acquisition. The Land Trust raised funds for the purchase from the local community, and many local residents, civic groups and businesses responded. The transfer was completed in 2008 when Ontario County added Grimes Glen to its roster of parks. The Land Trust maintains a conservation easement on the property, a perpetual agreement which limits development and ensures the wild character of the park will be preserved forever.
In 2008, the Land Trust donated the property to Ontario County subject to a conservation easement, a perpetual agreement which limits development and ensures the wild character of the park will be preserved forever.
Ontario County manages day to day operations, assisted by an enthusiastic group of volunteers called the Friends of Grimes Glen (FroGG). FroGG helps with a variety of tasks ranging from park stewardship to public education. The Town of Naples provides administrative support for FroGG.
This distinctive partnership represents a community coming together to ensure public enjoyment and protection of a long-cherished natural resource.
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Supported in part by a grant from Parks & Trails New York, www.ptny.org.