October – Lots of ways to get involved!

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Upcoming meetings and events for October 2017, including Annual Members Meeting


Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2-5pm, “Backyard and Lakeside Habitat,” all CNY Land Trust members and friends are invited to Tracy Lake Preserve, Town of Tully, for a hike at 2pm. After hiking, the group will re-convene at Tully United Community Church, 5872 Meeting House Road, at 4pm – we’ll screen a DVD called “Hometown Habitats,” and talk with Janet Allen, a nationally-recognized educator and advocate for native habitat restoration. This event is organized with our watershed partners, Cortland-Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations. Download the flyer at this link: Cofokla event October 8 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017,  doors open at 6:00pm, meeting from 6:30-8:30pm, CNY Land Trust’s Annual Members Meeting, Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus.  Exciting news about newly protected land in Onondaga and Oswego Counties, plus updates on CNY Land Trust’s conservation work, reports from the board, and refreshments. This is a great chance to talk with the CNY Land Trust board and meet other members, join us! (Don’t forget to renew your membership, if you haven’t yet in 2017!)

Friday, October 20, 2017, come out and see an experimental means to manage water levels at a beaver dam at Heron Marsh Preserve, Town of Cicero. CNY Land Trust stewardship volunteers and the Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District are working together to install a flow-through device to help manage high water without disturbing resident beavers and their habitat. We’re planning a 9am preparation, 2:30pm installation at Heron Marsh Preserve; the beaver dam is located just south of Caughdenoy Road; find a locator map here: https://goo.gl/maps/KpsCw9RmZau
Interested in helping out? Bring a life vest (essential for anyone who wants to get in a boat or in the water) and waders helpful.  Contact us for more information.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, celebrate the successful campaign for Northern Great Bear and Whiskey Island, with Friends of Great Bear and CNY Land Trust from 6-9pm at Duskee’s Sports Bar and Grill, 8 Bridge Street, Phoenix. Everyone welcome and appropriate for all ages. Please RSVP to GBSRA17@gmail.com by October 16th.
Thanks to you, last week CNY Land Trust completed purchase of the northern 130 acres of Great Bear Springs Recreation Area in the Town of Volney.  This means Great Bear Springs Recreation Area will stay intact for everyone, including future generations, to enjoy. CNY Land Trust will transfer the land to the Town of Volney for permanent protection. Now it’s time to celebrate this community accomplishment!  Read the Friends of Great Bear/CNY Land Trust press release here: PRESS_RELEASE_GreatBear_Success_09-29-2017_v2-2

See you in October!