690 Acres Saved by Skaneateles Lake!

Photo: Photo: Matt Champlin

Largest Conservation Project in the Skaneateles Lake Watershed

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has protected 690 acres at Jackson-Noel Farms in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County.

With nearly two miles of scenic frontage on State Route 41, this is the largest conservation project ever completed in the Skaneateles Lake watershed.

An aerial view of farmland with a lake in the distance
Photo: Matt Champlin

Owned by Bill Jackson and Jeri Noel Jackson, the property is now protected by three separate conservation easements held by the FLLT. The easements allow for continued agricultural use, require the maintenance of vegetated stream buffers, and conserve more than 200 acres of woodlands on the farm.

Located in an area of increasing development pressure, the property includes a mosaic of fields and forests including steep hillside creeks containing 8,500 feet of streambank. Several creeks on the property flow directly into Skaneateles Lake, the unfiltered drinking water supply for 200,000 people, including the city of Syracuse.

See the full story at fllt.org.


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