Amboy, Oswego County
Cary and his wife Deb along with two young daughters decided in 1995 to grasp the opportunity to move back to Cary’s family homestead in Amboy, Oswego County. The 110 acres was great wildlife habitat but was clearly threatened by encroachment from all sides.
While continuing to work as a psychiatric nurse for the Veterans Administration in Syracuse, Cary and Deb started to buy land contiguous to their property. Incredibly they were able to purchased 650 acres of undeveloped land that they coveted at the county tax sale in 2012. In 2014 with the supportive assistance of the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, their 970 acres was protected in perpetuity via a conservation easement. They have purchased an additional 120 acres and plan to add that to the easement eventually.
Little is more thrilling to Cary when he and the land trust is able to assist others with saving their beloved farm land and wildlife habitat. Cary is now retired.