Personal Stories Bring To Life Benefits Of Land Conservation: Jobs, Health & Resilience Amid Climate Change
ALBANY—Community-based conservation groups championing the benefits of open space, farmland conservation and parks today released a compelling publication detailing the broad benefits that conserved land provides in New York State. Land Stories: Creating Jobs, Building Healthier, More Resilient Communities profiles 13 conservation initiatives across the state and focuses on how state investments in these projects positively impact the economy, quality of life and public safety in the face of climate change. Read More...
Conservation Easement Gift Protects Forest & Stream Corridor At Brook Farm – Iconic Skaneateles Landmark
Ithaca, NY - The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that that it has accepted a donation of a conservation easement on 14 acres in the Town of Skaneateles from Louise Robinson. The easement protects the forested portion of Brook Farm, one of the venues for the annual Skaneateles Festival – a series of concerts that feature internationally recognized musicians. Read More...
Conservation Easement Protects 181 Acres Adjacent To State Wildlife Management Area Near Canandaigua Lake
Ithaca, NY - The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that that it has accepted a donation of a conservation easement on 181 wooded acres in the Town of Italy, Yates County, from Philip Cusick, a resident of Connecticut and a seasonal visitor to the Finger Lakes. Read More...
Land Acquisition Expands Emerald Necklace Greenbelt And Helps Protect Ithaca’s Drinking Water Supply
Ithaca, NY – The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that it has purchased 25 acres as an addition to its Roy H. Park Preserve on Irish Settlement Road in the Town of Dryden. This acquisition expands the preserve to 242 acres and helps buffer Six Mile Creek – the source of Ithaca’s drinking water supply. Read More...
State Grant Provides Support for Development of Skaneateles Lake Conservation Area
Ithaca, NY - The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that it has been awarded $306,525 from the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation in support of efforts to acquire and develop the Hinchcliff Family Preserve, located at the southern end of Skaneateles Lake. Read More...
Conservation Easement on Lansing Property Protects Cayuga Lake Watershed
The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that it has accepted a donation of a conservation easement on 46 hillside acres overlooking Cayuga Lake from Mike and Carrie Koplinka-Loehr.