tug-hill.jpgWatertown, NY – Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust will hold an Independence River Hike and Picnic on Saturday, July 25th, with the departure time set at 11am (see contact information below for departure location). This event is free, open to the public, and will be a great chance to get outdoors this summer while enjoying and appreciating the natural beauty of the Tug Hill Region. The hike to the river will be through a beautiful northern hardwood forest (protected by a conservation easement), and is a little more than a half mile hike of moderate difficulty – families and children are encouraged to attend! The picnic will be held on the river and is Bring Your Own. The trip will be led by Executive Director, Linda Garrett, and Board Member, Bob Keller. Garrett and Keller will not only identify different wildlife and plant species, but will also discuss present projects the land trust is working on. For departure location and to RSVP, please contact Janelle Castro at tughilloutreach@nnymail.com or 315.779.2239. (Please be advised - the alternate rain date will be Sunday, July 26th). THTLT is a nonprofit regional organization that works with private landowners to protect and foster responsible stewardship practices of working forest, farm, recreation and wild lands in northern New York’s 2,100 square-mile Tug Hill region. The Tug Hill Region covers parts of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego Counties. THTLT provides conservation planning, land registry and conservation easement programs for landowners, as well as educational materials and presentations for interested groups. For more information visit our website at www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org, email at thtomorr@northnet.org, or write P.O. Box 6063, Watertown NY 13601 or call 315-779-8240. Contact: Janelle Castro, 315.779.2239 - tughilloutreach@nnymail.com