The Finger Lakes Land Trust announces a wonderful new conservation success that will build upon the major victory at Bell Station last year. Watch the video about the Cedar View addition to Bell Station that we hope to complete in 2023! You can also make a gift to help support the protection of Cedar View and other lands across the region:
In 2021 and 2022, the community rallied to save Bell Station which had once been slated for a lakeside nuclear plant. You can see the original Bell Station movie below:
Meanwhile, over the past few years, our Finger Lakes Forever capital campaign has garnered such overwhelming support that we are able to pursue the neighboring property to the north of Bell Station!
The Cedar View project (see maps below) will add 110 acres of scenic vistas, productive farm fields, lakeshore woodlands, and a former golf course, creating grassland habitat for migratory songbirds such as Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, and Eastern Meadowlarks.
The project will also create new recreational trails and eliminate the threat of development adjacent to Bell Station.
Together the Bell Station and Cedar View properties will create one of the largest shoreline areas dedicated to wildlife conservation in the Finger Lakes region!
We hope to acquire the land by summer 2023 for permanent protection as part of a New York State wildlife management area.
With your help, we can permanently save rare and beautiful places in the Finger Lakes region:
Please contact us with any questions about the Cedar View project and how you can help save more land in the Finger Lakes region.