Register for 2015 TILTreks,TeenTreks, KidsTreks, TILTKids Camp and Events!

To celebrate our 30th year of conserving the 1000 Islands, TILT has scheduled extra exciting and educational Treks & Events, just for you to enjoy! From hiking, biking, kayaking and birding; to yoga, film and nature photography; to lectures and tours; to our TeenTreks, KidsTreks and TILTKids Camp; community events and volunteer opportunities - there is sure to be something for everyone!

Please register for Treks and Events below. We're looking forward to seeing you in 2015!


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Photo by Sarah Walsh
Eagle Watch with Gerry Smith
Event Start Date: 2/8/2015 9:30 AM Event End Date: 2/8/2015 11:30 AM
Cost: $0.00
An unique opportunity to join TILT and ornithologist Gerry Smith on a winter hay wagon ride to observe Bald Eagles hunt the waters off T.I. Park.
Event Locations
Wellesley Island > Thousand Island Park
TILT's Winter Gathering Fundraiser
Event Start Date: 3/6/2015 6:00 PM Event End Date: 3/6/2015 9:00 PM
Cost per place: $100.00
Join TILT & River friends to toast 30 years of Conserving The Place We Love!
Stewardship Volunteer Welcome - Chippewa Bay
Event Start Date: 4/11/2015 1:30 PM Event End Date: 4/11/2015 3:30 PM
Stewardship Volunteer welcome to the 2015 season and introductions with new Volunteer Coordinator Robin Tubolino.
Event Locations
Chippewa Bay > Newell Property
Signs of Spring Trek with Peter O'Shea
Event Start Date: 4/18/2015 10:00 AM Event End Date: 4/18/2015 12:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
Naturalist Peter O’Shea will lead TILTrekkers on a walk through the Macsherry Trail on the Crooked Creek Preserve in Hammond to look for signs of the changing seasons, from wildlife movement to emerging plant life.
Event Locations
Crooked Creek Preserve, Hammond > Macsherry Trail, Hammond
Photo by Steve Sturtz
Installing the Common Tern Nesting Grid: 8:30am, exact date weather dependent
Event Start Date: 4/20/2015 Event End Date: 4/24/2015
Cost: $0.00
TILT and Save the River need volunteers to help install nesting boxes and gull exclusion grids on Eagle Wings Shoals and Tidd Island to protect the Common Tern, a NY state threatened species.
Event Locations
Eagle Wings Shoals, Clayton
3rd Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Celebration
Event Start Date: 4/25/2015 9:30 AM Event End Date: 4/25/2015 1:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
To celebrate our 30 years of conserving the place we love, TILT plans to plant 30 new trees along our LoisJean and John MacFarlane Trail, with the help of volunteers. Bring the whole family and also enjoy workshops, hikes and exhibits from TILT and our partner organizations!
Event Locations
Zenda Farms Preserve, Clayton
Stewardship Volunteer Training - TILT Office/Visitors Center
Event Start Date: 4/29/2015 5:30 PM Event End Date: 4/29/2015 7:30 PM
Stewardship Volunteer training and presentation
Event Locations
TILT Office/Visitors Center, 135 John St, Clayton
Stewardship Volunteer Field Training - Foster-Blake Trail
Event Start Date: 5/2/2015 10:00 AM Event End Date: 5/2/2015 12:00 PM
Field training for recently added volunteers and refresher for last year’s volunteers.
Event Locations
Foster-Blake Trail
Spring Stewardship Day
Event Start Date: 5/9/2015 10:00 AM Event End Date: 5/9/2015 1:00 PM
Cost: $0.00
TILT is calling all volunteers to help steward our trails and preserves to get these popular outdoor recreation destinations ready for another busy summer season!
Event Locations
Crooked Creek Preserve, Hammond > Macsherry Trail, Hammond
Grindstone Island Preserves
Grindstone Island Preserves > Grindstone Island Nature Trail
Grindstone Island Preserves > Potters Beach
Otter Creek Preserve, Alexandria Bay
Zenda Farms Preserve, Clayton
Stewardship Volunteer Field Training - Macsherry Trail
Event Start Date: 5/18/2015 10:00 AM Event End Date: 5/18/2015 12:00 PM
Field training for recently added volunteers and refresher for last year’s volunteers.
Event Locations
Crooked Creek Preserve, Hammond > Macsherry Trail, Hammond
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"Captured" in the Wild!

To see more photos from the past few years of fun "out on the land,"  visit TILT's Flickr page.

SUNY ESF exhibit at Picnic

Grindstone's Grassland Birds 

KayakTrek on Red Lake

Art from Nature KidsTrek

Grindstone Bike Trek

Grindstone Island Mule Tour 

Removing the Tern Grid 

Please note: Our Outreach staff and volunteers often take photos of trek participants and event-goers, for future use in promoting TILT's mission and activities. If you are uncomfortable with your likeness, or that of your family, being used for promotional purposes, please do not hesitate to approach the TILT representative and/or photographer(s) present and make your preferences clear - we will always respect your privacy!

* = This Trek is reserved for TILT members-only. Please click here to become a supporter or add TILTKids benefits to your existing membership, at no extra cost to you!

We recommend early registration for KidsTreks & Camp and the Mule Tour, as these treks tend to fill up fast.

The length and terrain of our trails vary - if you have any concerns or questions about whether a TILTrek or trail is appropriate for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Volunteer Opportunities Key

Preserve Stewardship Volunteer training session (you only need to attend 1 session to complete your training):

"Busy Beaver" (kid-friendly) volunteer opportunity:

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PO Box 238  135 John Street  Clayton, NY 13624
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