Campaign to Save Whiskey Island and Northern Great Bear

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Campaign to save Whiskey Island and Northern Great Bear

News Flash!  September 29, 2017:  Thanks to you, the Friends of Great Bear/CNY Land Trust team announce a successful campaign and the purchase of Whiskey Island & Northern Great Bear!

Join the team for a community celebration on 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 6:00-9:00pm at Duskee’s Sports Bar and Grill, 8 Bridge Street, Phoenix, Oswego County.  Find a map here:

Thanks to you, CNY Land Trust completed the purchase of the northern 130 acres of Great Bear Springs Recreation Area in the Town of Volney, keeping Great Bear intact for everyone to enjoy. CNY Land Trust will transfer the land to the Town of Volney for permanent care and protection. Now it’s time to celebrate this community accomplishment! Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to by October 16th.

With trails through fields, woods and wetlands, plus canal towpath and riverfront access, Great Bear Springs Recreation Area (GBSRA) is truly special natural open space, open to everyone, every day of the year for non-motorized recreation. Located between Phoenix and Fulton on the Oswego River in Volney, New York, GBSRA is a cherished place to enjoy the outdoors in southern Oswego County.

Questions? Contact us!

GBSRA photo credits to Richard Drosse, Coordinator, Friends of Great Bear, and Rick Smardon, President, CNY Land Trust Board of Directors

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