Donating irreplaceable land through Winnakee is one of the most meaningful things you can do to have a lasting and permanent effect on our region and environment. We trust Winnakee to be its guardian and protector.”
Vlei Marsh is the second largest wetland area in Rhinebeck and was identified as high priority for protection in the Town’s environmental plan. It consists of 165 acres, 90 acres of which are DEC designated wetlands, including 1,300 feet of headwaters of the Fallsburg Creek. The property is designated by the DEC as a Core Forest in a Forest Linkage Zone and as a Significant Biodiversity Area in the Hudson Valley, recognized for its wide diversity of bird life.