About Tug Hill Tomorrow

Tug 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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Linda Garrett, Dave Height, and Loretta Lepkowski

Family Farms on the Road Again

Glenfield artist Loretta Lepkowski’s Family Farms Art Exhibit was highlighted at the “Harvesting Opportunities in New York” conference in Albany on November 15th. We sponsored Loretta, who created over 30 paintings of farm families in Jefferson and Lewis counties. The paintings were made to raise awareness and appreciation of the importance and variety of family farms […]

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Mourning Doves

Photo by Wayne Lamica

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Platt Family’s Farm Protected

“Our dream is to have our farm preserved in its current state, so we can pass it down to our son, Donald, his wife, and their three children,” explained Jefferson and St. Lawrence County landowners, Hampson and Betty Platt “and now through this ACUB program we’re going to be able to do just that.” The […]

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Growing Local Food Economies

A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland will be held on Thursday, November 15th at the Hotel Albany in Albany, NY. The business of growing and selling food is a major contributor to New York’s economy. Farms annually sell […]

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Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

You are invited to our Annual Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 1, 2012, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Delta Lake Inn located in Rome, NY. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the families that have worked with the land trust to protect their land, as well as hear about new projects and […]

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Do you like to bike? Bring your family for a fun ride on the Black River Canal

Now is your chance to bike the beautiful and historic Black River Canal towpath from Boonville to Forestport. On Saturday, October 20th, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust will be hosting our Family Fun Bike Ride beginning at 9:00 am. Boonville to Forestport is an easy and 10 mile ride along the resurfaced towpath. There are […]

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Non-profit Fundraising Workshop - October 19th

Non-profit Fundraising Workshop – October 19th

Join us for this informational and comprehensive workshop that will focus on nonprofit fundraising roles for board and staff. Hosted by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, and led by Andy Robinson, this will be a ‘must-attend’ half-day workshop for land trusts and various other non-profits interested in raising more funds for their organization. Andy has […]

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Walk in the Woods is Cancelled!

This trip has been cancelled due to poor weather, but please check back in the future, as we may reschedule! Otherwise, join us on another one of our adventures. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Come out and join us to explore the beautiful Independence River while viewing vibrant fall colors. on […]

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Old Growth Hike

Upcoming Treks and Events

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Help Bash the Trash!

Help Bash the Trash!

Join us on Saturday, September 29th to help clean up your Black River! The Annual Black River Trash Bash will take place at Waterworks Park in Watertown from 10 am to 12 pm. This community clean-up is organized by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, but is part of a series of clean-ups sponsored by the […]

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