Countryside Conservancy has introduced newest property: the Sposito Preserve. Through the generosity of Atty. James A. Sposito and the dedicated effort of Conservancy Board Member Atty. Kim Kost Scanlon (Oliver, Price & Rhodes), the Conservancy unveiled this beautiful 46-acre land protection project.

Adjacent to Lackawanna County’s Merli-Sarnoski Park, this important parcel both protects the steep slopes going down to Fall Brook and buffers the existing park from development. The Conservancy also plans to work closely with the County and the Merli-Sarnoski Trail Crew to create new hiking and biking trails that will tie seamlessly into the top-notch trail system already in place.

This property was donated in memory of James Sposito’s father and 4 uncles who all became “Breaker Boys” at very young ages because their father was permanently injured in a mining accident, and there was no system or laws in place to protect this family. All visitors to this preserve are encouraged to enjoy the natural beauty and especially the fresh air that the Sposito brothers and all the other Breaker Boys were deprived of until just a little over 100 years ago.