The land protected by the Dominican Sisters' conservation easement overlooks the Hudson River. (EarthBeat photo/Chris Herlinger)

By protecting land, sisters leave a legacy and 'gift it to the planet'

The land protected by the Dominican Sisters' conservation easement overlooks the Hudson River. (EarthBeat photo/Chris Herlinger)

By protecting land, sisters leave a legacy and 'gift it to the planet'

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