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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TILT's 2014 Inspirational Video is Now Live!

We are pleased to finally share an exciting new video about the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT), created by the McLellan Group - We truly feel that it conveys the Land Trust's mission of land conservation and environmental education in the 1000 Islands:


So many people helped create this video...from the supporters and partners that were interviewed, to the TILT trustees who reviewed and gave input throughout the process. And the making of this video would not have been possible without the generous support of the following:
- The McLellan Group
- Foxy's/Channelside/The Johnston House
- Green Meadow Consulting
- Taylored Architecture
- Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Together, conserving the place we love!

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):

  • 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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Save These 2015 Dates!

Winter Gathering in Florida
March 6, 2015

Community Picnic at
Zenda Farms

June 12, 2015

Summer Gathering
July 18, 2015

Volunteer Recognition Event
August 14, 2015

Major Donor Appreciation Event
August 20, 2015

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Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT)
PO Box 238  135 John Street  Clayton, NY 13624
T: 315-686-5345  F: 315-686-4290

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