Saving Land and Water Forever in Changing Times

DOUBLE your impact!  New gifts matched 100%. Help permanently protect water, forests, farms, and gorges in the Finger Lakes. Over 18,900 acres conserved!

A fundraising campaign for Finger Lakes Land Trust

Help us conserve lands and waters forever through changing times. Now you can DOUBLE your impact – all new gifts will be matched dollar for dollar!

Gifts from new members are matched 100%.  If you made a gift last year, every dollar you give now in excess of your 2015 total will be matched.  Give today and double your dollars!

Please enjoy these videos from our conservation projects around the Finger Lakes region:

Chemung River Near Corning & Elmira

Staghorn Cliffs on Skaneateles Lake

Six Mile Creek Protection Project

Logan Hill Nature Preserve

Your gift to the Land Trust will help us complete these inspiring projects in 2017:

Open a new nature preserve on OTISCO LAKE with a trail that will bring visitors to the water where we protected 1,300 feet of wild shoreline forever.

Open a new nature preserve in CORNING, featuring several miles of hiking trails close to downtown.

Protect more than 1,400 feet of undeveloped streambank along the CHEMUNG RIVER – conserving prime habitat for a diversity of wildlife and resident Bald Eagles.

Conserve more than 100 acres of fields and woods in the SKANEATELES LAKE watershed.

Protect critical lands at the Owasco Flats to safeguard water quality in OWASCO LAKE.

Expand a beautiful lakeshore preserve on CAYUGA LAKE with nearly 2,000 feet of wild shoreline and an easy hiking trail through the woods.

Conserve a 100-acre farm in the SENECA LAKE watershed that will continue a family-farming tradition in the future.

Complete our 13th conservation project near the south end of CANANDAIGUA LAKE adjacent to High Tor Wildlife Management Area!

We hope you will bring friends and family out to one of our nature preserves this holiday season, taking advantage of over 40 MILES OF HIKING TRAILS across the region.

You Did It -- Thank You for Saving Land & Water in Our Beautiful Region!

February 2, 2017

Dear Conservationists:

You helped us raise 99.7% of our $5,000 campaign.  Within 15 dollars! 

We're calling that a win for conservation.  Many thanks for advancing our mission to ensure scenic vistas, local foods, clean water, and wild places for everyone.  See how your dollars go to work in our year-in-review:

A Bold New Agenda and Your Top Conservation Successes of 2016

And two short videos:

A Winter Night's Tail (animals on the trail!)

Carpenter Falls on Skaneateles Lake

Many thanks and best wishes,

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About the Organization

Finger Lakes Land Trust

Mission: To conserve forever the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region, ensuring scenic vistas, local foods, clean waters, and wild places for everyone.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust protects nearly 19,000 acres of our region’s beloved forests, fields, wetlands, streams, and lakeshores. Many of these lands are open to the public for quiet recreation through a network of over 30 nature preserves.

We have protected thousands of additional acres by working with landowners to place permanent development restrictions on private lands that remain on local tax rolls. We focus on protecting critical habitat and water resources, connecting conserved lands, and keeping prime farmland in agriculture.

We also hold programs to educate local governments, landowners, and the community about conservation. All of our work takes place within the 12-county Finger Lakes Region.

(cover photo by Manifesto Designs)