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Land Trust announces public access to Skaneateles lakefront preserve

The Cora Kampfe Dickinson Conservation Area

The Cora Kampfe Dickinson Conservation Area

— The Land Trust’s Director of Land Protection David Diaz will lead a field trip for canoers or kayakers to the site at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The group will depart from the boat launch at the Town of Scott Family Park, located just off of Glen Haven Road at the south end of the lake.

While there is no charge for the trip, participants must register with the Land Trust by Wednesday, Sept. 14, in order to participate. Participants must bring their own canoes or kayaks and drinking water and should be prepared to paddle at least four miles. Additionally, participants must have a personal flotation device (life jacket) with them.

During 2012, the Land Trust will offer a boat trip to the site that will be accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust was established in 1989 to work cooperatively with landowners and local communities to permanently protect those lands that define the character of the Finger Lakes Region. To date, the organization has secured nearly 13,000 acres of the region’s undeveloped shoreline, rugged gorges, scenic farmland, and majestic woodlands.

The Land Trust today owns and manages 28 natural areas that are accessible to the public and holds conservation easements (permanent legal agreements) on 78 properties that remain in private ownership. Additional information about the Land Trust may be found at fllt.org or by calling the organization’s Ithaca office at (607) 275-9487.

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