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Adirondack Guide Series - High Peaks Explorer Session #1 - Big Slide via Yard

July 6, 2015 - 8:00am to July 10, 2015 - 1:00am
Extension Learning Farm
2043b State Highway 68
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 379-9192 ext. 234
A week-long camp that focuses on developing backcountry stewardship skills in teens, and start them on their journey to explore all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

Save The River's Riverkeeper Monitoring Volunteer Training

July 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
The Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
44927 Nature Center Rd Fineview, NY 13640
Phone: 315-686-2010
As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and the right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water. Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) TeenTrek Paddle Board Adventure

July 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
French Creek New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Exploring TILT’s French Creek by paddle board is the perfect way for young conservationists to learn more about the quiet waters of this important tributary to the St. Lawrence, and the countless species of birds, amphibians, fish, and plant life that inhabit it. A limited number of paddle board rentals are available for a $15 rental fee, in partnership with Riverbay Adventure Inn. Teen kayakers are welcome as well!

Fire Making and Hand Drumming Campfire with Len Mackey

July 9, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
SLU Wachtmeister Field Station
Biology Department, St. Lawrence University
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 315-262-7325
Want to roast some s'mores? Learn the Earth's oldest ways of making fire with hand or bow drill. Feel the deep, peaceful power of songs from Native North America and Guinea West Africa, and learn how to play traditional rhythms during this interactive performance by Len Mackey.

Port Ontario Citizen Science Water Chestnut Pull

July 11, 2015 - 8:30am
Pine Grove Boat Launch
7101 State Route 4
Pulaski , New York
Phone: 315 387 3600
Learn the skills to survey your favorite water body or landscape for invasive species. this 35 minute session will teach you how to identify common invasive species along with the skills to survey your favorite water body or landscape. Session begins promptly at 8:30-9:30 AM; followed by a 2 hour volunteer activity where we will canoe and or kayak the Salmon River Estuary (West end) to survey for the invasive plant Water Chestnut. Participants will "hand-pull" the plants and return them to shore.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Grindstone Bike Trek with Mark Behan

July 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Grindstone Island Preserves (meet at the TILT office in Clayton for boat transportation)
135 John St
13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join life-long summer resident Mark Behan, and TILT trustee Robin Hoffman, to experience a bike tour of the places on Grindstone Island that TILT protects. The ride will include Potters Beach, the Heineman Family Preserve and the Delaney Bay Marshland, as well as the historic and cultural buildings of Grindstone. The tour will culminate at one of Grindstone’s NY State Parks, so bring a picnic lunch. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters and has limited space.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Grindstone Bike Trek with Mark Behan

July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Grindstone Island Preserves New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Grindstone Island Preserves (meet at the TILT office in Clayton for boat transportation) Join life-long summer resident Mark Behan, and TILT trustee Robin Hoffman, to experience a bike tour of the places on Grindstone Island that TILT protects. The ride will include Potters Beach, the Heineman Family Preserve and the Delaney Bay Marshland, as well as the historic and cultural buildings of Grindstone. The tour will culminate at one of Grindstone’s NY State Parks, so bring a picnic lunch. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters and has limited space.

Save The River's Riverkeeper Monitoring Volunteer Training

July 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save The River
409 Riverside Dr Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-2010
As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and the right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water. Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies.

Letterboxing Workshop and Trail Walk

July 11, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
A. George Davis Park 13676 Potsdam , New York
Phone: (603) 303 - 7386
Letterboxing is a treasure hunt that anyone can participate in by looking online for clues, hearing about a box by word of mouth or running into one by accident. A letterbox is a small hidden container holding a unique stamp and log book. In our workshop we will create trail names of our own, find some letterboxes by the river, and check out cool wildlife along the way! Never been letterboxing? No problem! We'll help get you started with all the materials you'll need for this event. Please RSVP via email (info@natureupnorth.org) so we know that you're coming!

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Nature Photography Trek with Chris Murray

July 14, 2015 - 9:00am
TILT Preserve TBD New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join award-winning photographer, and geologist, Chris Murray as he shares his enthusiasm for documenting the natural beauty of our region, and discuss the techniques and equipment used as he shoots. Participants must have a working knowledge of their cameras. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “De-Stress in Nature” Series with River Yoga

July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Zenda Farms Preserve Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Enjoy the scenic vistas of the popular Zenda Farm with TILT and River Yoga instructor Liz Price-Kellogg during a fun, challenging yoga class, surrounded by the beauty of nature! All levels welcomed and a limited number of mats and props are available if needed. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “De-Stress in Nature” Series with River Yoga

July 16, 2015 - 9:00am
Zenda Farms Preserve Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Enjoy the scenic vistas of the popular Zenda Farm with TILT and River Yoga instructor Liz Price-Kellogg during a fun, challenging yoga class, surrounded by the beauty of nature! All levels welcomed and a limited number of mats and props are available if needed. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Nature Photography Trek with Chris Murray

July 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
TILT Preserve TBD New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join award-winning photographer, and geologist, Chris Murray as he shares his enthusiasm for documenting the natural beauty of our region, and discuss the techniques and equipment used as he shoots. Participants must have a working knowledge of their cameras. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Nature Photography Trek with Chris Murray

July 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
TILT Preserve TBD New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join award-winning photographer, and geologist, Chris Murray as he shares his enthusiasm for documenting the natural beauty of our region, and discuss the techniques and equipment used as he shoots. Participants must have a working knowledge of their cameras. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

: The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Annual Loon Census with Adirondack Loon Conservation Program

July 18, 2015 - 8:00am
Various Locations (chosen by participants) New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TILT is once again looking for volunteers to assist with the annual loon census! The Adirondack Loon Conservation Program collects data from throughout northern New York in order to study trends in the population and implement management efforts if indicated. Please register to volunteer in advance with the TILT office so that we may send you the necessary forms for reporting. Register by emailing volunteer@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org

Wild Edible Plants Workshop

July 18, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Stone Valley
Riverside Dr.
Colton , New York
Phone: 315-558-2704
There are many common and uncommon edible plants growing naturally in the north country. Perhaps you may have heard of some of these plants, but weren't sure about eating them. Wild edible plants add a nutritious element to salads, jams, teas, trail snacks and more. Having a better understanding of what is edible and what isn't will enhance your connection to the local environment as well as your survival skills. Come spend a few hours learning how to find, identify and prepare local edible plants both responsibly and safely.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) 30th Anniversary Summer Gathering Fundraiser

July 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Location TBD New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
You’re invited to a memorable evening on the River in celebration of TILT’s 30 years of conservation in the 1000 Islands! Enjoy friends, food, and live music, and support local land conservation and environmental education. Supporters will learn about TILT’s latest conservation initiatives and have the opportunity to bid on unique items and experiences during an exciting live auction - auction items to be announced...Keep checking the TILT website for updates.

Adirondack Guide Series - High Peaks Explorer Session #2 - Iroquois

July 20, 2015 - 8:00am to July 24, 2015 - 4:00pm
Extension Learning Farm
2043b State Highway 68
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 379-9192 ext. 234
A week-long camp that focuses on developing backcountry stewardship skills in teens, and start them on their journey to explore all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “Ichthyologists (Fish Scientists) for a Day” KidsTrek with TIBS

July 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Thousand Islands Biological Station (TIBS) Governor’s Island , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join TILT, Dr. John Farrell and the crew at TIBS for the 4th annual “Fish Scientists for a Day” and learn what it takes to be a fish scientist! Snack will be provided. KidsTrek participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play. Space is limited, so sign up early by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

Adirondack Guide Series - Adirondack Stewards Week

July 27, 2015 - 8:00am to July 31, 2015 - 4:00pm
Extension Learning Farm
2043b State Highway 68
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 379-9192 ext. 234
The focus of this week will be introducing teens to different aspects of the Adirondack tradition. Activities include: day-hikes, overnight camping trips, fishing and shooting outings, primitive skills activities, and trips to the Tupper Lake, the Wild Center and John Brown's Farm. Click Here for More Information: http://adirondackguideseries.com/adirondack-stewards/ Click here to Register: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events.cfm?dept=240

Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “Big Bug Bonanza” KidsTrek

July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm
Zenda Farms Preserve 13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Kids, parents and grandparents are invited to look closer at the creepy, crawly and cute bugs that call the 1000 Islands home. A variety of activity stations will be featured, including examining bugs under a microscope with Vici & Steve Diehl; creating tie-dyed bandanas using “bug juice” (with the TI Arts Center); learning more about bees and other beneficial insects; and building bug houses - get ready to get buggy! Snack will be provided. KidsTrek participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play.

Save The River's Riverkeeper Monitoring Volunteer Training

July 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Save The River
409 Riverside Dr Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-2010
As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and the right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water. Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Grindstone Island Mule Tour* with Ken Deedy

July 30, 2015 - 8:00am
Grindstone Island Preserves New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join us for TILT’s now legendary tour aboard motorized “mules,” led by Grindstone resident and TILT Trustee Ken Deedy. We will embark on a fascinating tour of the 4th largest island in the 1000 Islands to learn about the cultural and natural history of the area. *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters and has limited space. If you'd like to become a member and join us on the trek, call the office at 315-686-5345 or visit the TILT website to make a contribution: www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) 3rd Annual TILTKids Camp: Habitat Hikers

August 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Grindstone Island Nature Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
For TILT’s 3rd annual Camp, TILTKids will hike different habitats along the Grindstone Island Nature Trail and learn the importance of each for the various animals, insects, plants and trees that live there. Shorelines, shrub lands, grasslands, wetlands and woodlands - all are important in the web of life! Lunch will be provided by Subway of Clayton. TILTKids Camp participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play. Space is limited, so sign up early. *TILTKids Camp is reserved for TILTKids supporters and has limited space.

Adirondack Guide Series - High Peaks Explorer Session #3 - Gothics/Wolfjaw

August 3, 2015 - 8:00am to August 7, 2015 - 4:00pm
Extension Learning Farm
2043b State Highway 68
13617 Canton , New York
Phone: 379-9192 ext. 234
A week-long camp that focuses on developing backcountry stewardship skills in teens, and start them on their journey to explore all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Common Tern Nesting Grid Removal with Save the River (STR)

August 3, 2015 - 8:30am to August 7, 2015 - 10:15am
- Eagle Wing Shoals & Tidd Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TILT and Save the River need volunteers to help dismantle the gull exclusion grid on Eagle Wing Shoals and Tidd Island. This event is weather dependent - we will call registered participants to confirm the date. Please meet at the TILT office at 8:30 am. Work gloves are recommended and lunch will be provided by Subway of Clayton. Please register to volunteer by emailing volunteer@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Hyde Lake Geology Paddle with IRLC

August 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
Hyde Lake Theresa , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join TILT and the Indian River Lake Conservancy’s (IRLC) at Hyde Lake for a fascinating, geological exploration of this secluded lake nestled in the woods of Theresa! Retired geologist Kenneth Schwarz will share his knowledge of Hyde Lake’s impressive rocky cliffs and light refreshments will be served. Limited kayak rentals are available for $15, in partnership with Riverbay Adventure Inn. Please register in advance (and let us know if you need a kayak!) by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “On the Farm” KidsTrek at Cross Island Farms

August 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
Wellesley Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
For the last KidsTrek of the season, join TILT at Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island for a day “on the farm!” Families will enjoy a farm tour that includes getting up-close-and-personal with chickens, ducks, turkeys, cattle, goats and pigs; learning about the Farms’ eco-friendly edible forest garden; and enjoying a scavenger hunt (can you find the active beaver lodge?). Snack will be provided. KidsTrek participants must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play.

Save The River's Riverkeeper Monitoring Volunteer Training

August 8, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Save The River
409 Riverside Dr Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 3156862010
As the Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper, Save The River is the primary voice and advocate for the health of the River and the right to clean water from the River’s beginning in the vicinity of Cape Vincent to the Massena / Cornwall area. To cover an area that large it relies on volunteers to be its eyes and ears on the water. Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to assess potential pollution problems and to effectively report these problems to the appropriate agencies.

: The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Annual Birkhead Lecture - “30 Years of Stories

August 9, 2015 - 3:30pm
Zenda Farms Preserve Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Calling all storytellers: TILT has been conserving land for 30 years, and we bet you have a story to tell about the 1000 Islands and what its protection means to you! We’re asking area residents and visitors alike to email your best 1000 Islands story to TILT at info@tilandtrust.org. We’ll pick a few of our favorites to be shared during our annual Guthrie and Louise Birkhead Lecture & Reception at Zenda Farms Preserve. The rest will be collected in a limited edition book, available for purchase later this year.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) TeenTrek Paddle Board Adventure

August 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Thousand Islands Park, Wellesley Island New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TI Park is the perfect place for a peaceful teen paddle! We will be meeting at the Park’s pavilion and end with refreshments. A limited number of paddle board rentals are available for a $15 rental fee, in partnership with Riverbay Adventure Inn. Teen kayakers are welcome as well! Please register in advance (and let us know if you need a paddle board!) by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “De-Stress in Nature” Walking Meditation with Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center

August 13, 2015 - 9:15am
Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join TILT at the Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail, located within walking distance of downtown Alexandria Bay, for our final “De-Stress in Nature” workshop of the season. A teacher from Kripalu Yoga and Wellness Center will lead participants in a walking meditation, ending with quiet contemplation at the Otter Creek overlook. Please register in advance by emailing treks@tilandtrust.org, by calling the TILT office at 315-686-5345, or by signing up on the TILT website at www.tilandtrust.org.

Birding at the Nature Center

August 15, 2015 - 7:30am
Indian Creek Nature Center
County Rte 14
Rensselaer Falls , New York
Phone: 315-268-0150
Come enjoy a bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center. Participants will view a wide variety of of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession trails. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on the Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower. Bring binoculars!

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Fall Foliage Hike

October 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Macsherry Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Bring the whole family as TILT’s famous naturalist Don Brown leads a hike in search of fall foliage on the Macsherry Trail in Hammond’s Crooked Creek Preserve. The Macsherry Trail is a 1.5 mile loop and a 3 mile loop that winds through wetlands and woods along Crooked Creek, with the long loop offering a fabulous view of Chippewa Bay. It’s a favorite hiking destination because of these views and the interesting glacial striations left on enormous boulders that line the trail. A perfect family outing for a Sunday afternoon! We’ll meet at the trailhead on Indian Point Road at 1pm.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Fall Foliage Hike

October 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Macsherry Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Bring the whole family as TILT’s famous naturalist Don Brown leads a hike in search of fall foliage on the Macsherry Trail in Hammond’s Crooked Creek Preserve. The Macsherry Trail is a 1.5 mile loop and a 3 mile loop that winds through wetlands and woods along Crooked Creek, with the long loop offering a fabulous view of Chippewa Bay. It’s a favorite hiking destination because of these views and the interesting glacial striations left on enormous boulders that line the trail. A perfect family outing for a Sunday afternoon! We’ll meet at the trailhead on Indian Point Road at 1pm.