Scott E. Levine of Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY
What is your volunteer role at the Finger Lakes Land Trust? What kinds of work do you do here?
I combine my love of nature and my passion for photography by providing the FLLT with imagery and content that showcases the wonder and beauty of the land it serves to protect and conserve.
How long have you been involved as a volunteer?
I have been happily volunteering since 2019.
Why do you volunteer?
I truly believe in what the FLLT is trying to accomplish. Having these natural spaces to explore and enjoy is invaluable and irreplaceable. There are also many opportunities to learn about these areas through educational field trips and webinars that have enriched my time spent outdoors. My volunteer work allows me to give back and say thank you to the FLLT by helping it accomplish its missions and goals. It feels good to be a part of an organization that aims to do so much good and to be part of a community of people who have similar passions and cares. If I could quit my job and be a full-time volunteer I would do it!
What’s your favorite FLLT activity and/or preserve, and why?
The Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve truly lives up to its name. The diversity of flora and fauna always amazes me and I am always excited to visit. Photographing birds and other wildlife is a particular joy of mine and the preserve always rewards my patience with something amazing and new to discover and see.
Visit Scott’s web site to see his photos of FLLT conservation areas.