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February 4, 2019

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) was one of ten applicants to be awarded a Trees for Tribs Grant through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Trees for Tribs Grant Program supports efforts to reforest New York's tributaries, or small creeks and streams, which flow into and feed larger rivers and lakes. The goal of the program is to support communities in planting young trees and shrubs along stream corridors, also known as riparian areas, to prevent erosion, increase flood water retention, improve wildlife and stream habitat, as well as protect water quality.

The FLM&A project, called the Sugar Creek Restoration Project, will improve wildlife habitat, water quality, and climate resiliency along Sugar Creek, a main tributary to Keuka Lake, by planting riparian trees and shrubs on the banks of three neighboring properties, owned by the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, Izaak Walton League, and Branchport/ Keuka Park Fire Department. The FLM&A was gr...

April 14, 2018

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s annual Woods Walk at Charlie and Sarah Stackhouse’s property is coming up, Saturday, April 28, 9am to noon.  I have been able to go to the two FLM&A Woods Walks, one in 2015 and one in 2017, both led by the Stackhouses. I am planning on going again this year, and know I will learn new things. I wanted to share some of the reasons I love these woods walks, and why I think you should come to our next one!

The best part about the FLM&A Woods Walks are the guides, Charlie and Sarah Stackhouse!  They are some of the nicest, most generous people I have met! And they know so much about the forests in this area! They are volunteers in New York’s Master Forest Owner (MFO) program (https://blogs.cornell.edu/ccemfo/); a wonderful resource for anyone living in New York State. The MFO program “provides private woodland owners of New York State with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forest holdings wisely.” This information...

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