Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making our 3rd Annual Race for Open Space a success! What a great day it was. We had over 110 runners participate, and raised over $2,000 to continue land protection in Tug Hill and the surrounding regions. We hope to see everyone again next year! 5k […]
About Tug Hill TomorrowTug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is an independent, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization based on Watertown, NY. We work throughout the 2,100 square mile region, serving portions of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer and Oswego counties. Since 1991, we have permanently conserved more than 7,000 acres, and worked with over 50 landowners. The conserved land includes working farms, productive forestland, recreation and wild lands – all conserved through voluntary, private land protection. The conservation work of Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust protects wildlife habitat, maintains scenic vistas, encourages recreational opportunities, and fosters a renewed sense of community.
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Wujcik Family Two additional family farms were protected last week through the Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) Program. The 403.6 acre Wujcik property is truly a family affair. Frank, Pat and their three sons all work the farm together and all had the same vision of conserving the land for farming. That was accomplished through […]
Join us on Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 am for a moderate to easy hike through the woodlands, meadows, and around the pond at our Joseph A. Blake Jr. Wildlife Sanctuary on Middle Road in the Town of Rutland. This event has come at the perfect time, as we just finished expanding our three trails, and they’re ready […]
Come out and join us in exploring the forests along the beautiful Independence River while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of spring on Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 am. Here you will learn about the history of the land, which was once a working tree farm. We will talk about managing a forest and […]
Ft. Drum Deputy Garrison Commander, Michael H. McKinnon hands over a certificate to landowners, Theresa and Albert Desormeaux “We decided to protect this property because we do not want to see any type of development happen, particularly on our agricultural land,” explained Jefferson County landowners Albert and Theresa Desormeaux. “I wish there was some way […]
Today the New York State Conservation Partnership Grants were announced! Seventy-five grants, totaling $1.4 million, were awarded to 57 different land trusts all across the state. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust received funding of $28,000 for work at our new Wildlife Sanctuary in the Town of Rutland. The Grant will enable us to complete a stewardship […]
Come out to help us celebrate the Earth on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at our wildlife sanctuary. This new property needs care from volunteers of all ages! We will be picking up litter/debris along the road, removing branches to keep the trails passable, expanding the trails, and maintaining trail markers that were put up […]
Driving south along Rt. 26 it is hard not to notice Spring Brook Farm, an oasis of open space surrounded by sub-divisions right as you enter the City of Rome. The 137-acre Spring Brook Farm has it all – from working farmlands, managed woods, a section of the NYS snowmobile corridor, a vast array of […]
We had a blast snowshoeing this past weekend on one of our protected properties in West Turin. The weather was cold and chilly, but the bright sunshine and cheery participants made up for it! The 3 hour trek traveled along the Weiman’s property through fields and scrub, forests, and a frozen beaver pond. The vast […]
Bob and Carol Keller Bob and Carol Keller took an important step this week to ensure that wildlife will have a safe passage between Tug Hill and the Adirondacks by protecting the forests and wildlife habitat in their town with the help of Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. The Boonville couple first decided to conserve […]
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Why I Care
"For me, this is more than my homestead, this is a wildlife preserve… one of the last places of its kind and that's why it needs to be protected. Partnering with Tug Hill Tomorrow made this dream come true."
-Virginia Batchelder, Conservation Landowner