tug-hill.jpgLearn About Region's Geology on Local Hike Watertown, N.Y. - Are you interested in local geology?  Then the annual geology hike, organized by local nonprofit, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, is for you!  The hike will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Inman Gulf from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Jefferson Community College Geology Professor, Jerry Zaykoski, will explain basic geology, as well as the specific geology of Inman Gulf and northern New York.  The hike will be led by Zaykoski and Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust staff. This is a great hike for families with children, however there are several very steep climbs and descents along the two mile Oak Rim Trail, so please be prepared.  Please wear appropriate hiking/walking shoes, bring water and a lunch - and be ready to have fun and learn about Tug Hill geology! All participants should meet at the Barnes Corners X-Country Ski Trails Main Parking Area on Rte. 177 in Barnes Corners, NY at 10 a.m.  Please contact Janelle Castro for directions and to RSVP: (315) 779-2239 or tughilloutreach@nnymail.com. Don't miss other upcoming Tug Hill Tomorrow community programs and outdoor treks!  Upcoming spring/summer treks and programs include: the Race for Open Space 5K Fun Run/Walk in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25; the Independence River Walk & Picnic Saturday, July 23 in Greig; Tour de Core Mountain Biking Trek Saturday, August 20 (location TBD); and the Annual Tug Hill Paint Out Sunday, September 18 at Tug Hill Vineyards, Lowville.  Many other fun, educational and free programs and events will be held this summer and fall.  For more information visit 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.  The local land trust 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 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 Castro (315) 779-2239 tughilloutreach@nnymail.com