Six Mile Creek — Beautiful in all seasons, treasured for recreation, and vital as the source of drinking water for thousands who live and work in the City of Ithaca. Together we can protect it forever.
We are acting on a rare chance to buy land that buffers 12,000 feet of shoreline along Six Mile Creek and its tributaries upstream of Ithaca. Please take a moment to watch our short video, “Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From?”
Do you have friends who love clean water and pristine natural areas? Share the video with them on Facebook! Every dollar helps. You can see that the glass is filling up. Let’s fill up the cup!
That’s right, the glass is more than half-full! (In fact, it is 86.2% full!) But we still have to complete the purchase and conserve it forever. Together we will save this amazing place. Donate today!
This is a rare opportunity to protect drinking water and a beloved outdoor destination of forest, gorge, and wetland.
The land is just downstream of our popular Roy H. Park Preserve. It will join a growing complex of conservation lands that also includes a Cornell Plantations Natural Area and two state forests.
There has been generous support for this project already! Thanks so far to: Tompkins County Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection, the City of Ithaca, Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund, Tompkins Trust Company, the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, the RAP [Regenerative Activities and Projects] Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, the Tom and Maria Eisner Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Dorothy Rinaldo and many committed individuals who are helping protect these beautiful lands and waters.