Synopsis: Orange Environment’s active efforts to preserve the prehistoric caves located at Mount Lookout in Goshen.


Orange Environment has been actively seeking to preserve the prehistoric caves located at Mount Lookout in Goshen. Archeological studies date human use of the caves as early as 12,000 years ago, placing the caves as one of the oldest sites of human activity east of the Mississippi River. Years ago OE was instrumental in the caves’ preservation, and now once again they are under threat with a proposed sale of the site. We ask all concerned citizens to join us in the fight to Save the Caves!

Facebook:

Save the Caves Poster Contest.

Preservation Efforts—not Mining—are Needed to Preserve Dutchess Quarry Caves.

News Stories:

Orange County has historic Ice Age caves. Why local lawmakers might sell land next to them, December 4 2020.

We must look out for the Lookout Mountain Caves, Dec 1 2020.

Activists raise concerns about proposed sale of county-owned land next to Ice Age caves, Oct 27 2020.

Dutchess Quarry Caves is subject of historical society meeting talk, January 2020.

YouTube:

Save the Caves at Lookout Mountain, Jan 2021.

Save the Caves Press Conference, Oct 2020.

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