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The North Shore Land Alliance has joined a handful of others to restore the Historic Hillside House on East Main Street in Oyster Bay. (Oct. 31, 2011)(Credit: Steve Pfost)

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North Shore Land Alliance

The North Shore Land Alliance maintains a low profile by design. The only indication of the groups presence in donated space in a historic barn off Post Road in Old Westbury is a tiny sign by the door that reads NSLA. In its nine years of operation, the group has learned that to preserve open space, especially land owned by wealthy Gold Coast residents, its better to tread lightly. Its kind of the nature of our work, says president Lisa Ott. Land is a very personal thing. So the six-woman Alliance staff works primarily behind the scenes often with governments or other partners to keep pristine woodlands and farms from sprouting McMansions and despoiling the groundwater.

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