Summer Solstice Garden Tour helps CNYLT, one acre at a time.
On May 14th, 2019, Executive Director Albert Joerger and Board President Richard Smardon were interviewed and discussed our work to increase the CNYLTs’ holdings by 13% with three acquisitions; the purchase of 206 acres to add to our Lockwood preserves, buying 90 additional acres for our Baltimore Woods property (increasing the size by 50%), and doubling our newest preserve, Three Falls Woods. These valued properties will provide a wonderful additions to our current Central 48 preserves on 2800 acres in Onondaga and Oswego counties.
In this interview, Albert Joerger states the importance of donation to the Central New York Land Trust. “We have a $500,000 challenge grant. So for every dollar that comes in right now, it turns into two.”
The upcoming Summer Solstice Garden Tour and Crafts event is one of our important fundraisers, and a wonderful way to enjoy these special gardens. Join in on June 22nd, 11 am to 4 pm at the Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus. Tickets are $6 in advance until June 12, and $12 after and at the gate.
Board President Richard Smardon said about the Garden Tour, “It’s really a chance, not only for people get to know the Land Trust, appreciate the garden but also, we have about 250 members and a lot of those folks show up. It’s like a reunion.”
Sycamore Hill is an ideal area for a beautiful stroll or picnic, while taking in the 22 acres of formal gardens, fountains, and sculptures. It’s a great family event with food, music, and activities for the kids.
Please view the interview in the link below.