Raise a pint to raise conservation awareness

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Finger Lakes Land Trust, Finger Lakes House and Chemung River Friends are partnering up and hosting a Raise a Pint for Conservation on Thursday, September 26th. The event will be at the Finger Lakes House located at 389 W. Water Street in Elmira and for each beer served.. $1 will be donated. The event will take place from 5-7PM.

WETM 18 News Today was joined in studio by Jim Piffer, Executive Director, of Chemung River Friends and Chris West, Senior Field Representative for the Finger Lake Land Trust to talk about the importance of conservation projects.

They said it’s important to preserve the river valley and to remind residents that our drinking water comes out of the Finger Lakes and that we need to take care of it.

Since 1990, the Finger Lake Land Trust has helped preserve 1,000 acres of land along the Finger Lakes as well as creating a nature preserve that is free for community members to visit. 800 of those acres on top of Stegge Hill and 200 along Route 52.

West says, land conservation along the Chemung River has been going on for decades with the help of multiple organizations and they hope to continue creating success stories.

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