1. Loop Road Restoration Project – Permits have been submitted to regulatory agencies. Upon approval, construction is planned for June 2019.
  2.  Montezuma Lands Protection Partnership – DU and partners submitted a proposal for a Land Trust Alliance (LTA) grant that will fund a temporary position to help coordinate Land acquisition planning and outreach at MWC. The group had previously identified lack of a coordinator as a major need. We should hear back on a decision in the next couple of months.
  3. New Project at Northern Montezuma – GLRI funding is available (same grant opportunity that is funding Loop Rd) and we plan to apply for this in March.  Wetland restoration at Camel Island is being proposed at this time, we are still in preliminary planning stages, more detail to follow.
  4. DU State Convention – March 15 &16 at the Ramada Geneva Lake Front Hotel.  Conservation program will take place Saturday morning (8am-1pm) and is free and open to the public. This year it will feature presentations from Director of Fish and Wildlife NYDEC Tony Wilkinson and State waterfowl biologist Josh Stiller as well as updates from DU staff and ESF research at Montezuma. There will be a project site tour/birding trip to start the day followed by presentations at the hotel. Hope you can make it!