2024 Cayuga Lake Community Fund

Cultivating Informed and Equitable Relationships Between People and Watersheds.

A fundraising campaign for Discover Cayuga Lake

Dear Friends:

Discover Cayuga Lake provides science-based education and experiential programming on Cayuga Lake for 1000's of adults, families, students -future conservation leaders- every year.  We see a future includes healthy, resilient waterways and a high quality of life for Finger Lakes residents, and we believe that education and access go hand-in-hand if we are to achieve that vision.  

Thus, we strive to provide opportunities, open and attractive to everyone, at low-cost, or even for free, to ensure that money is never a barrier. Your contributions to DCL's Community Lake Community Fund make this possible!

During 2024, with help from donors like you and revenue from our eco-tourism cruises on Cayuga Lake, we expect to provide:

  • Free "Community Cruise" experiences and low-cost "Club Cayuga" music cruises for 3000 friends and neighbors of all ages.
  • Hands-on Floating Classroom and Trout in the Classroom programs for over 3000 students from schools across the region
  • Watershed Internships and summer youth employment for 20 rising conservation leaders. 
  • Eco-tourism benefits for our community and our partner Watershed Organizations in support of our collective effort toward a sustainable future.

Your contributions to the Cayuga Lake Community Fund directly support these programs and ensure that our flagship, the M/V Teal, is in top condition every year.

To learn more about our programs, and our model for "eco-tourism" in the Finger Lakes, check out our main website (www.DiscoverCayugaLake.org).  Opportunities to sponsor an intern or community cruise series are also available. 

                                        WHAT IF EVERYONE COULD ENJOY THIS LAKE?

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