December 1, 2005

52 acres protected in Freeville

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that 52 acres of northwest Freeville will become a wildlife preserve, as Millie Sherwood donated it to the Finger Lakes Land Trust, which then donated it to the Village of Freeville with a conservation easement held by the trust. The land is largely flood plain for Fall Creek, and a rich wildlife habitat. The preserve will be named the Genung Nature Preserve, and the Village of Freeville will add trails and a small parking area.

(The details in the article seem a bit different from the Finger Lakes Land Trust press release; I'm guessing the Land Trust probably has it right.)

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