tug-hill.jpgWatertown, N.Y. - Celebrate spring - take part in the Tug Hill Bird Quest!  Set your bird feeder up and watch closely the week of May 16 - May 20.  The 12th Annual Tug Hill Bird Quest is a fun activity for birders of all levels (perfect for families with kids) and an important fundraiser for local nonprofit, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Participating in the Bird Quest is easy and fun; gather your family, friends or co-workers and form a Feeder Team.  Feeder Teams will watch their feeders from the home or office the week of Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20 and record daily the species observed.  Like a walk-a-thon, teams are asked to collect pledges from sponsors for every bird species they observe.  Ask your friends, neighbors or co-workers to sponsor your team at a set price per bird species or bird you see, or they may donate a flat fee.  Then, submit your findings and pledges to the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust office, and be entered in a prize drawing.  The Bird Quest is an annual fundraiser for Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust.  All proceeds will support the land trust's ongoing land protection, education and outreach programs.      To register please contact Janelle Castro at tughilloutreach@nnymail.com or call 315.779.2239.  Bird Qeust registration materials can also be downloaded from the Tug Hill Tomorrow website: www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org. 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 with community members 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, call 315.779.2239 or write P.O. Box 6063, Watertown NY 13601.

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Contact: Janelle J. Castro Communication & Outreach Coordinator Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust tughilloutreach@nnymail.com (315) 779-2239