This summer, with the support of a Capacity Grant through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, we began to make renovations to the Creamery in an effort to restore it to its former beauty and make it more suitable for classroom and office space.
In June, TILT received official notice that the Carleton Island Pale Swallow-wort project will receive upwards of $35,000 from the 2017 Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control Grant administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to combat the spread of this invasive species.
Katie Beeles worked as a Summer Land Steward in the summer of 2017, thanks to a generous gift from Bud and Diane Ames and their family. The gift established the Ames Family Stewardship Fund to support one of our summer land steward positions annually. Following is a letter written by Katie Beeles after her summer with TILT.