Created By: Marist College
I was not the only one who recognized that Fern Tor was being underutilized by the college. Junior Erik Anderson has been working diligently to expand the usability of the nature preserve. He has submitted a proposals to receive the president s grant to fund his ideas. Anderson recognizes that the area has so much potential to improve the lives of not only Marist students and faculty, but also the greater Hudson Valley. He has a few objectives that he laid out that he would like to accomplish to expand the usefulness of the area. The first primary objective would be to expand the trails by creating two more trials in the area. If he were to get funding for this project, one of his stretch goals would be to connect the trail to Quite Cover in the north and attach the Marist campus to the Greenway project which is a set of trails that are connecting Albany to New York City.
he said that Fern Tor was the “The biggest untapped resource” on the Marist campus and that could not be more accurate. He would continue by saying that everything that he was doing was “for the students” meaning that the student body could gain so much form having a nature preserve enhances and enriched on its campus. Anderson vision for the future of a historically significant history of our campus is honestly incredible and needed during a time where more people need to understand our connection with nature and how we all benefit from it.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Fern Tor Tour