Photo: Bill Hecht

30 Years of Conservation in the Finger Lakes!

The Finger Lakes Land Trust is celebrating our 30th Anniversary throughout the year 2019!  We will be hosting free public events around the region, sharing conservation successes, and looking ahead to new protection projects.  Please help us appreciate nature in the Finger Lakes – and save more land and water!

Photo: Edie Jodz

30th Anniversary Hikes

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Land Trust is hosting 10 hikes led by knowledgeable staff covering a total of 30 miles.  Join us for one event, or attend them all and hike 30 miles for 30 years!  You can also complete the hike series on your own.  Hikers who complete the 30 miles will receive a special gift from the Land Trust.

June 1:  Hinchcliff Family Preserve (Spafford, NY)

June 29:  Steege Nature Preserve (Big Flats, NY)

July 13:  Bishop Nature Preserve (Fayette, NY)

July 20:  Grimes Glen County Park (Naples, NY)

August 3:  Roy H. Park Preserve (Dryden, NY)

August 17:  Logan Hill Nature Preserve (Candor, NY)

September 14:  Houghton Land Preserve (Corning, NY)

September 21:  Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve (W. Danby, NY)

October 5:  Wesley Hill Nature Preserve (Richmond, NY)

October 12:  Sweedler & Thayer Preserves (Ithaca, NY)


Photo: Brian Maley

30th Anniversary Stories

“Finger Lakes Land Trust Celebrates 30 Years of Conservation With 30 Miles of Hiking Opportunities,” April 2019, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine

“An Evergreen Mission:  30 Years of Piece-By-Piece Conservation,” March 2019, Ithaca Times

“Preserving Open Space:  The Finger Lakes Land Trust Has Been Saving Lands and Waters for 30 Years,” February 2019, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine


Photo: Randy Henrdickson

30th Anniversary Photo Contest

See the winners (and 75 more excellent entries) from our year-long contest which saw hundreds of entries from 44 photographers across the Finger Lakes!  Categories included Aerial, Black & White, Landscapes, Mobile, People in Nature, Plans & Fungi, and Wildlife.

Thank you to the talented contributors who are helping us tell the story of conservation across the region.  Thank you to our prize donors Eve’s Cidery, Old Goat Gear Exchange, and Indian Creek Farm.


Photo: FLLT

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