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The Living Land: Monthly News for December 2016

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A Generous Family Will Match New Gifts in Our Giving Challenge!

Now is the perfect time to make a gift to the Land Trust, and this year the impact of your gift will be even greater.  To encourage conservation funding, a generous family will match the increase in your giving over last year’s gift dollar for dollar, up to $100,000.   Not a member yet?  All new gifts will be matched 1:1.  Make a gift today

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Say Hello to Fellow Members, Volunteers, and Landowners

Thank you to everyone who supports our conservation work at the Land Trust.  Read the stories of people featured on our site – volunteers, landowners, and membersSee the People Stories

Photo: Jonathan Brooks

Help Us Protect the Source of Ithaca’s Drinking Water!

Six Mile Creek — Beautiful in all seasons, treasured for recreation, and vital as the source of drinking water for thousands who live and work in the City of Ithaca. We have an amazing chance to protect it forever and we’ve raised almost 83% of our goal. See how you can help

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Governor Cuomo Releases 2016 Open Space Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released New York State’s 2016 Open Space Conservation Plan, which provides a blueprint for how the conservation and protection of open space can accomplish the state’s environmental goals.  Priorities for the Finger Lakes region are identified in the plan, outlining steps to ensure public access to our lakes and ensure water quality. Learn More

Photo: Chuck Feil

Impact of Land Trusts Revealed in 2015 Census

The Land Trust Alliance’s National Land Trust Census, released in December, measures the impact of conservation work of behalf of land trusts in the United States. Among other key findings, the report shows that land trusts have voluntarily conserved 56 million acres across America! Learn more

Video of the Month

Explore Carpenter Falls and Bahar Preserve on the western shores of Skaneateles Lake.  You can share it with friends on Facebook.

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