Photo: Jason Gorman

The Living Land: Monthly News for May 2023

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An aerial view of a lake and surrounding hills

Photo: Chuck Feil

Land Purchase Adjacent to Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area Adds to Growing Network of Conserved Lands

New Spring Gear Store! Get Your Land Trust Hats, Shirts, Totes, and More—Order by May 31

Toxic Algae blooming in a lake

Photo: Jeff Katris

Watch “Bloom: The Toxic Threat to the Finger Lakes” on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 8:00 PM

A small blue songbird sitting on a tree branch

Photo: Lang Elliott

You Are Invited to Our 34th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM (Virtual Event)

A group of people kayaking on a lake

Photo: Helen Heizyk

Spring Birding, Guided Hikes, Community Paddles, and More—See Our Calendar of Free Public Events!

A trail in the woods

Photo: FLLT

Join Us for a Volunteer Work Day and Help Prepare the Sims-Jennigs Preserve at Cayuga Cliffs for Public Access on Tuesday, May 16


Watch the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s “Finger Lakes Forever” campaign success video that celebrates the thousands of individual donors and dozens of organizational partners who helped us raise over $22,400,000 for conservation in our beautiful region!  Some 79 conservation projects have been advanced through the campaign, protecting 5,937 acres of land, 33.5 miles of streambank, and 14,124 feet of lakeshore. Thanks to this overwhelming support, the Land Trust has surpassed major milestones including 5 miles of lakeshore saved, 29,000 total acres under protection, and 53 miles of trails open to the public. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this monumental and collective effort to protect land and water permanently! See the campaign report at


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