SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM
INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITIES OF
THE FINGER LAKES LAND TRUST
The Finger Lakes Land Trust is committed to protecting lake shores, streams, wetlands, and other sensitive lands surrounding the Finger Lakes. They also provide educational outreach to Finger lakes landowners and municipalities. The land trust aims to preserve Finger Lakes lands for future generations to enjoy. Elizabeth Newbold, Land Protection Specialist of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, will provide an overview of their many projects and success stories. More information can be found at their website: www.fllt.org.
Minutes from our meeting on March 22, 2014 with Elizabeth Newbold:
The Finger Lakes Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect those lands that define the character of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. To date, the Land Trust has protected more than 16,000 acres of the region's wetlands, forests, farmland, shorelines, and gorges. This has been accomplished through the establishment of nature preserves that are open to the public for quiet recreation, the use of conservation easements (voluntary agreements on private lands), and the provision of technical assistance and educational programs to local governments, landowners, and the public. The Land Trust is a nonprofit organization supported primarily by membership donations and grants from private foundations.