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Land Gift Results in New Nature Preserve on the Chemung River
The Land Trust is pleased to report that, thanks to a generous landowner, we just protected 43 acres and 1,480 feet along the Chemung River. The property, once slated for residential development with plans for more than 30 homes, will now become a publicly accessible nature preserve with stunning views of Frenchman’s Bluff. See the Story
Giving Season is Here—Our Challenge Will Double Your Impact!
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
Recently Protected Property in Ontario County Includes Portion of Finger Lakes Trail
The Land Trust recently conserved 41 acres in the town of South Bristol, Ontario County. The protected property is nestled in a landscape of forests and farms within the dramatic Bristol Hills. Over a half mile of the Finger Lakes Trail’s Bristol Hills Spur runs through the property. See the Story
Give Back on Giving Tuesday—November 29!
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On November 29, join us in celebration of the Finger Lakes by supporting the Land Trust’s conservation efforts. You can make a gift online, then encourage your friends and family to do the same. Be a part of this growing tradition and help us protect the lands and waters you love! Learn more
Partnership Advances Land Protection in Canandaigua Lake Watershed
The Land Trust recently purchased 86 forested acres on Parrish Hill Road in the town of Italy, Yates County. The property, long identified as a priority for protection, is adjacent to High Tor Wildlife Management Area. Learn more.
Video of the Month
Please enjoy this short scenic movie along the Chemung River between Corning and Elmira, near our new Kehoe Nature Preserve, Steege Hill Nature Preserve, and other conserved lands. See other clips on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.