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The Living Land: Monthly News for May 2016

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An Amazing Chance to Protect Six Mile Creek!

This spring, we are acting on a rare chance to buy land that buffers 12,000 feet of shoreline along Six Mile Creek and its tributaries upstream of Ithaca.  Six Mile Creek is 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.  Together we can protect it forever.  See the Story

Photo: Marie Read

Photo: Marie Read

The Birds Are Calling. Join us for Spring Bird Quest!

Join us this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, for Spring Bird Quest to celebrate birds and bird diversity. Come experience the stunning diversity of breeding birds while also raising funds to protect critical bird habitat! Experienced birder Mark Chao will lead participants on four guided walks on Land Trust protected lands.  Learn more.

Photo: John Rybinski

Photo: John Rybinski

Love Your Land?  Learn How to Protect It in These Free Conservation Workshops.

The Land Trust is partnering with several organizations throughout the region to offer free public conservation workshops for private landowners. Workshops will be held in Schuyler, Seneca, Cortland and Ontario counties in May and June. Learn about the various tools available for protecting your land and water! Learn more.

Become a Trailblazer and Build a New Hiking Trail!

Be a part of the creation of a new nature preserve! We are seeking volunteers to help build trails at the new Logan Hill Nature Preserve in the town of Candor, Tioga County.  It’s a great way to get outdoors with other good people.  Join us for Trailblazer Tuesdays in May!  Learn more.

Photo: Staff

Photo: Staff

Nature Hikes, our Annual Celebration, and More Free Events!

From our Hinchcliff Family Preserve in the eastern Finger Lakes region to our Wesley Hill Preserve in the west, we’ll hope you’ll join us for upcoming nature hikes, birding trips and our Annual Meeting and Celebration!   See the Events Calendar.

Video of the Month

Where does your drinking water come from?  See our short video about the Six Mile Creek Protection Project.  See other clips on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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