November 10, 2009

Finger Lakes Land Trust expands Ellis Hollow preserve

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Finger Lakes Land Trust has added to its preserve in Ellis Hollow with a purchase of 39 more acres and a conservation easement:

The Land Trust had made protecting the land a priority because of its woodlands on both banks of a Cascadilla Creek tributary and because it borders Cornell University's Durland Bird Sanctuary and forest owned by the Saltonstall Foundation artists' retreat...

Pearman's easement on the 11 adjacent acres includes a scenic meadow on Ellis Hollow Creek Road while allowing the development of a single home on a designated portion of the land. These are the Land Trust's sixth protection projects in Ellis Hollow and put the preserve at 159 acres, in addition to easements on several forest parcels and on wetlands bordering Cascadilla Creek.

There's also a picture of Dryden students Kayla Jackson and Devin Joyce at the BOCES hairstyling contest.

Posted by simon at November 10, 2009 8:12 AM in , ,
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