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Save the River Winter Environmental Conference

February 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Save the River
409 Riverside Drive
13624 Clayton , New York
Phone: (315) 686-2010
Saturday, February 7th, Save The River’s will once again provide area residents and public officials the opportunity to hear from scientists, experts, activists and educators about issues of importance to the health of the St. Lawrence River. The 26th Annual Winter Environmental Conference is open to the public and anyone interested in the future of the River is encouraged to attend. Conference topics will include: To Ship or Not - with the pace of oil extraction from the U.S.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Eagle Watch with Gerry Smith

February 8, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
TI Park Wellesley Island , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
An unique opportunity to join TILT and ornithologist Gerry Smith on a winter hay wagon ride to observe Bald Eagles hunt the waters off T.I. Park. Please dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Don’t forget your binoculars! Light refreshments will be served. This TILTrek is in association with Save the River’s Winter Weekend. We will meet at the parking lot next to the Wellesley Hotel. 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.

Inaugural State of the Rivers Public Lecture

February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Grasse River Heritage Room, Rushton Place
One Main St.
13617 Canton , New York
Tribs and Tribulations? A look at our local rivers Professor Michael R. Twiss, Department of Biology Clarkson University Rivers are the defining features of the St. Lawrence County landscape. There are four major rivers that flow north through the county to the St. Lawrence River. Join the St. Lawrence Land Trust for our inaugural State of the Rivers talk.

Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “Signs of Spring” Trek with Peter O’Shea

April 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Macsherry Trail on Crooked Creek Perserve Hammond , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Naturalist Peter O’Shea will lead TILTrekkers on a walk through the Macsherry Trail on the Crooked Creek Preserve in Hammond to look for signs of the changing seasons, from wildlife movement to emerging plant life. A treat for anyone interested in nature, or just ready to get out of the house after the long winter! 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.

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

April 20, 2015 - 8:30am to April 24, 2015 - 10:30am
Eagle Wing Shoals & Tidd Island Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
TILT and Save the River need volunteers to help install nesting boxes and gull exclusion grids on Eagle Wings Shoals and Tidd Island to protect the Common Tern, a NY state threatened species. Throughout the nesting season, volunteers are also needed monitor nests and hatchling success of the Common Tern. 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) 3rd Annual “For the Trees” Arbor Day Celebration

April 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Zenda Farm Preserve 13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our LoisJean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations, including the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center and Thousand Islands Arts Center. The Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton will also show an environmental kid-friendly movie, Epic, after the fun at Zenda is complete! Lunch for volunteers will be provided by Subway of Clayton.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) 3rd Annual “For the Trees” Arbor Day Celebration

April 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Zenda Farm Preserve 13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our LoisJean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations, including the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center and Thousand Islands Arts Center. The Hawn Memorial Library in Clayton will also show an environmental kid-friendly movie, Epic, after the fun at Zenda is complete! Lunch for volunteers will be provided by Subway of Clayton.

Nature Up North/North Country Children's Museum Sings of Spring Workshop

May 2, 2015 - 12:30pm
Clarkson Bookstore
39 Market Street
13676 Potsdam , New York
Join Nature Up North and the North Country Children's Museum for a Signs of Spring Workshop. Spring has sprung and the natural world is alive with new activity. In this interactive program we will cross the street to Ives Park (weather permitting) for a Signs of Spring scavenger hunt, using digital cameras to capture what's blooming, buzzing, budding, and swimming in the North Country. We'll then share those photos on natureupnorth.org. If time permits, we'll create some spring themed nature art.

: The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Spring Stewardship Day

May 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Various Preserves and Trails New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Pick Your Preserve! Tackle Your Trail! TILT is calling all volunteers to help steward our Macsherry Trail on the Crooked Creek Preserve, Otter Creek Preserve Nature Trail, Grindstone Island Nature Trail, Potters Beach Preserve or MacFarlane Trail at Zenda Farms Preserve to get these popular outdoor recreation destinations ready for another busy summer season. Wear your work clothes and be sure to bring gloves and tools if you have them. TILT will provide water and Subway of Clayton will provide lunch.

Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “For the Birds” Celebration

May 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Zenda Farms Preserve 13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
An exciting new birding-related event, featuring a variety of workshops that kids, families, birders and birders-in-training can enjoy: There will be an Adaptation-Station; Adopt-a-Bird Agency; bird call IDing; big nest building; and birdhouse building and painting - with local experts, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center and the TI Arts Center. Participants will also have the chance to assist NY Audubon representatives and TILT staff with designating Zenda as an eBird App “hotspot” through a mini-bioblitz!

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “Silver” Crooked Creek Kayak

June 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Crooked Creek Hammond , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Join kayak-enthusiast, and TILT trustee, Jane Carver for a special, “silver” paddle to explore the beautiful Crooked Creek Preserve, which is one of the most significant wetlands on the St. Lawrence, providing habitat for countless species. This paddle will include basic kayak instruction, is appropriate for all-levels, and is senior-friendly. A limited number of single and double kayaks are available for a $15 rental fee, in partnership with Riverbay Adventure Inn.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Community Picnic at Zenda Farms Preserve

June 12, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Zenda Farm Preserve Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
$12 for TILT supporters / $15 general admission (Kids under 12 are free) Bring your family and friends and enjoy the Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) annual celebration of open space and kickoff to summer. The Community Picnic features fascinating and fun exhibits from TILT’s conservation and community partners, which include environmental, cultural and community organizations from throughout the Thousand Islands region. Children’s games and activities (including a petting zoo and pony rides) will be available, and live music will keep your toes tapping.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “De-Stress in Nature” Meditative Journaling with Linda Potter of Nautilus Retreats

June 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Foster-Blake Trail New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Last summer’s “De-Stress in Nature” treks were a hit, so TILT is bringing the series back, this time featuring different ways to “find your center” out on the land! In June, Linda Potter, of Nautilus Retreats and Coaching, will lead us in experiencing the benefits of writing, inspired by a peaceful walk in the woods. Please bring your own notebook and pen. 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.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) Green Film Fest and Nature Photography Show

June 20, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Opera House
135 John St
13624-1013 Clayton , New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Based on the popularity of TILT’s 2014 Green Movie Night, you are once again invited to power off the TV at home and join your friends and neighbors, this time for a two-day, Green Film Fest and Nature Photography Show! Doors will open at 6:30pm both nights, so that you may enjoy the nature photography displayed on the 3rd floor, along with food prepared by Mustard Seed Natural Market, before the films begin at 7:30pm.

The Thousand Islands Land Trust’s (TILT) “Dig with Doug” with Prof. Douglas J. Pippin

June 27, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:45am
Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island (meet in Cape Vincent for boat transportation) New York
Phone: 315-686-5345
Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island (meet in Cape Vincent for boat transportation) Once again, TILT supporters are invited to join TILT and Prof. Douglas J. Pippin, from SUNY Oswego, to participate in an actual archaeological dig at historic Ft Haldimand on Carleton Island. Last year, a button from the uniform of a Royal Highland 84th regiment officer (circa 1782) was discovered - the first officer's button ever discovered at the Fort! What will you find? *This trek is reserved for TILT supporters and has limited space.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

: 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.

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.