Thousand Islands Land Trust is...

...Working to conserve the natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, water quality and outdoor recreation opportunities of the 1000 Islands region, for present and future generations!

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Interested in Becoming One of TILT's New Preserve Stewardship Volunteers?

Stewardship volunteers will have a unique opportunity to participate in training to assist TILT staff in stewarding preserve lands and monitoring conservation easements, checking for trail markers, assisting with trail maintenance and assessing preserve health by monitoring wetland and upland plant and animal communities. 

We are seeking passionate volunteers in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties – permanent and summer residents, students, families, landowners, as well as service and social groups – to assist in the stewardship and care of our Signature Preserves: Zenda Farm Preserve’s MacFarlane Trail, Grindstone Island Preserve’s Nature Trail and Crooked Creek Preserve’s Macsherry Trail. 

Upcoming training sessions for interested volunteers (Volunteers are welcome to attend trainings at multiple preserves):

  • August 20th, 10am (Zenda Farm Preserve)
  • September 10th, 5:30pm (TILT Office/Visitors Center - 135 John St. Clayton)

If you are interested in joining this program, please contact Sheila Swift, Preserve Stewardship Program Coordinator, at 315-686-5345 or

The launch of the Preserve Stewardship Volunteer Program has been made possible by generous grants from the Land Trust Alliance through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program and the RBC Blue Water Project Action Community. Thank you for the support!

TILT Building the Otter Creek Nature Trail in Alex Bay!


TILT will build a trail on the Otter Creek Preserve in Alexandria Bay with funding won through the North Country's application to Governor Cuomo's economic development competition. Read more...

Watch a video of the Otter Creek Preserve.






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