Our Mission

LVIS Mission Statement:

“The purposes for which the Society is formed are for the maintenance and preservation of historical landmarks
and for the maintenance of ponds, parks, greens, and trees in the Village of East Hampton and vicinity, as well
as for the charitable and educational improvement and the advancement of the general welfare of the said Village
of East Hampton and vicinity.”

What We Do Today:

These projects require most of our funds and will require major capital infusions this year. (see our President’s


• We care for the 3300 trees along our village streets by working with the village on a feeding and pruning program.
Each tree has an assigned observer to report problems, and we act quickly to replace badly diseased trees.
Our “Little Trees” program ensures that the new trees we plant receive special watering attention for three years.
As a separate activity we keep careful watch over the 150 elms (some a century old) on Main Street, around Town
Pond and other village areas through a vigorous program of pruning and inoculation.

Memorial Trees and Plaques

• Loved ones can be remembered with a new tree and brass plaque or by placing a plaque by an existing tree. The LVIS will purchase, install
and maintain what is chosen.

Village Greens

• Weekly care is given to the Greens at Town Pond, the nearby flag pole area, Hook Mill Memorial, the North End Common, and the grassy area
at the East Hampton Railroad Station

The Nature Trail

• The LVIS is one of the guardians of a 28-acre village preserve known as the Nature Trail, which is a favorite spot for families to feed
the many duck who congregate there. We share this responsibility with the Village and other community groups. Entered from Davids Lane, the
Trail runs through Huntting Lane to Fithian Lane. Our Nature Trail Committee continuously monitors the Trail’s paths and makes sure the winter
fowl have food. In addition, we give significant financial support to an ongoing program to remove invasive material and restore native
plants to the area.


• Main Street and Newtown Lane are lined with flags 14 times a year to commemorate special holidays.

LVIS House:

• We take care of this historic property at 95 Main Street. The House, circa 1740, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Our Thrift Shop and Book Shop are located here and the grounds provide the perfect setting for our annual July Fair.

Student Scholarships & Book Awards:

• The LVIS gives several annual scholarships to high school seniors attending either four-year or two-year colleges. We also award one
scholarship to a woman over 25 who is returning to higher education. In addition, we give book awards to students at each grade level
of our school system.

Landmarks and Community Awareness

• The LVIS works for preservation of historic village properties and follows issues of concern to both the village and the town.