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Land Gift Helps Protect Ithaca’s Drinking Water
The Land Trust received a donation of 167 acres, nearly all of which is located within the watershed of Six Mile Creek—the source of Ithaca’s drinking water. The property is entirely forested and located within the towns of Dryden and Caroline, between Ellis Hollow and Midline Roads. Read the story.
30th Anniversary Photo Contest: Send Us Your Best Nature Pics!
The Land Trust will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019—marking 3 decades of collective effort to save the lands and waters of our region. Celebrate with us and submit your best photos in our 30th Anniversary Photo Contest! We are accepting submissions through December 1, 2018. Learn how to participate.
Employment Opportunity: Join Our Fundraising Team!
We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer to engage and strengthen community connections and further our mission. This position is charged with securing major gift level support for new and ongoing funding priorities. Read the job description.
Spring Bird Quest Weekend Recap
Enjoy volunteer Mark Chao’s insightful recap of the species found at our favorite annual birding and fundraising event! Spring Bird Quest, a series of walks on Land Trust protected lands, occurs every Memorial Day weekend to celebrate birds and bird diversity while also raising funds to protect critical bird habitat. Learn more.
Gofingerlakes.org: Top 6 Paddling Spots in the Finger Lakes Region!
On a warm spring afternoon, there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Finger Lakes than by boat. From two wild lakes to bayou-like swamps to a mighty river, the region boasts a diversity of opportunities for quiet water paddling. See the paddling spots!
Check out our July calendar of free public events!
Our Talks & Treks program has some exciting offerings in the Honeoye, Canandaigua, and Skaneateles lake watersheds in July. Take a guided hike at our Wesley Hill Nature Preserve, explore the plants, butterflies, and birds of the West River Preserve, or paddle to the Staghorn Cliffs! See the calendar.
Video of the Month
Ever seen a bobcat in the Finger Lakes? Watch our short bobcat video (only a few seconds!) submitted by volunteer Betsy Darlington. Betsy’s trailcam captured this rare sighting at our Logan Hill Nature Preserve in Candor, NY. Learn more about the (surprisingly common) bobcat in our Closer Look story.