snowshoe-group_tug-hill.jpgUpcoming Winter Treks - Everyone is Welcome  Greig, N.Y. - "What a lovely day with lovely folks," is how Beverly Pellegrino described the Jan. 22 snowshoe trek organized by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust.  The field trip hosted a group of 20 who were not deterred by the morning's negative temperatures, but rather delighted with the winter wonderland surrounding them!  The day was as crisp as they get and the sun was shining bright as the group snowshoed throughout the 103-acre conserved property located along the stunning Independence River in Greig. Loretta Lepkowski, of Glenfield, admired the beauty of the Independence River in its winter state, and explained this was actually her first time snowshoeing, "Although I've lived in this area my entire life, this was my first time snowshoeing!  It was fun and easy - I encourage everyone to come out on a Tug Hill winter outing even if they're a novice!" Bring your friends and family and join Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust on upcoming winter treks!  The next snow-filled outing will be a x-country ski trek on Saturday, February 12, 2011 beginning at 10am at the Trenton Greenbelt Trails in Barneveld.  There will be both novice and intermediate routes so all ages and ability levels are welcome!  All Tug Hill Tomorrow treks and programs are free of charge and open to the public.  For directions to the trails and to RSVP please visit www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org or call Janelle Castro at (315) 779-2239.  (Please provide your own skis, food and water, and remember to dress appropriately). Other upcoming treks and programs include a snowshoe field trip scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Inman Gulf in Barnes Corners, NY; the Tug Hill Calendar Photo Contest will begin March 1, 2011 and a free Invasive Species Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Amboy FH Environmental Education Center.  For all the details on future events and programs please visit www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org or email tughilloutreach@nnymail.com. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust 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.  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 www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org, email tughilloutreach@nnymail.com

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Contact: Janelle Castro 315.779.2239 tughilloutreach@nnymail.com