tug-hill.jpgPhotos Capture Special Places Throughout the Region Watertown, N.Y. - With over 1,000 photos submitted from more than 100 photographers, the annual Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust Calendar Photo Contest has once again exceeded expectations. In order to create the only Tug Hill Calendar while involving Tug Hill communities throughout the region, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust held the 3rd Annual Tug Hill Photo Contest. The winning photo is featured as the cover of the 2012 Tug Hill Calendar, and 12 other incredible photos are featured as months within the calendar. Several other stunning photos are included as thumbnails along the bottom and top border of each page, as the goal was to include as many photos as possible.  Calendars are available to purchase for $10/each throughout the region; including The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park, Watertown; The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Lowville; The Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce, Watertown; Carpenter's Hardware & Paint, Camden; and The Photo Shoppe, Rome. Calendars are also available to purchase directly from the land trust office; contact Janelle Castro at 315.779.2239 or email tughilloutreach@nnymail.com to order calendars. (Shipping will be charged to orders placed through the land trust office).   The winning cover photo was taken by Lewis County photographer, Glenn Miller. Glenn lives in Lowville with his wife and children, Denise Miller. His cover photo is a beautiful shot of the Moose River in Port Leyden. The featured month photos include: January, Salmon River Falls by Zachary Wakeman; February, Duncan Rd. Glenfield by Loretta Lepkowski; March, Lowville Maple Sugaring by Sue Matuszczak; April, Steuben by Bruce Phelps; May, Whetstone Gulf - South Rim by Zachary Wakeman; June, Lacona by Linda Fellers; July, Rome Reservoir by Jacqueline Humphrey; August, Cincinnati Creek by Bruce Phelps; September, North Bay Oneida Lake by Denise Weatherly; October, Mannsville Cemetery by Bob Cornell; November, Salmon River Falls by Amanda Campton; December, Mile Creek Camp, Boonville by Carol Keller.   The 2012 Tug Hill Calendar was made possible by generous local sponsors. Platinum Level Sponsors include The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. Gold Level Sponsors include: RBC Wealth Management, Bob and Carol Keller, Crossroads Inn & Cabins and Christmas & Associates, Inc. Silver Level Sponsors include: Community Consultants, Hilton Garden Inn Watertown/Thousand Islands, International Wire Group/Bare Wire Division, Marino's Pizzeria, Inc. and Tug Hill Vineyards. To find out more about our sponsors visit http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is a non-profit 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. Tug Hill Tomorrow provides conservation planning, land registry and conservation easement programs for landowners, and also works to increase the awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the Tug Hill region through publications, fieldtrips, and special events.  For more information visit our website at http://www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org/  email tughilloutreach@nnymail.com, call 315.779.2239 or write PO BOX 6063, Watertown, NY 13601.

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