Photo: Chris Ray

Year in Review – Top Land Trust Stories of 2023

Dear Friends of the Finger Lakes, thank you for another extraordinary year in land and water conservation. Together, we surpassed many milestones—over 31,000 acres permanently conserved, over 5 miles of lakeshore protected, and over 53 miles of trails open to the public. Please enjoy the following highlights in our Year-in-Review. Together we can do more great things in 2024!

Photo: Matt Champlin

Finger Lakes Land Trust Completes 690-Acre Conservation Project, Largest to Date Within the Skaneateles Lake Watershed

People standing on the shore of a lake

Photo: Peter Carroll

Finger Lakes Forever Campaign Succeeds with $22.4 Million, Advancing 79 Conservation Projects Totaling 5,937 Acres and 14,124 Feet of Lakeshore!

An aerial view of a forested hillside above lakeside cliffs with farmland in the distance

Photo: Matt Champlin

Finger Lakes Land Trust Surpasses 30,000 Acres Conserved Forever

People cutting a ribbon at the opening of a new nature preserve

Photo: Kelly Makosch

Tapan Mitra Preserve, Popular Gateway to Recreation in Ithaca Bordering More Than 2,000 Acres of Conserved Lands, Opened to the Public

A view from the entrance to a historic site, looking at a field

Photo: FLLT

Land Purchase Adds to Protection of Ganondagan State Historic Site, Home of Seneca Art & Culture Center, in Ontario County

A view of a meadow and treeline with a lake in the distance

Photo: Andy Zepp

Acquisition of Former Golf Course to Expand Conservation Lands at Bell Station on Eastern Shore of Cayuga Lake

Farm fields with farm buildings in the distance

Photo: Bill Hecht

Third-Generation Organic Dairy and Crop Farm in Yates County Permanently Protected

A waterfall

Photo: Matt Champlin

Bahar Preserve and Carpenter Falls Inducted into Old-Growth Forest Network

An aerial view of farmland with a lake in the distance

Photo: Matt Champlin

Finger Lakes Land Trust Protects Over 160 Acres in Owasco Lake Watershed

A creek bordered by trees in autumn

Photo: FLLT

Partnership Helps Protect Cayuga Inlet Water Quality

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