Finger Lakes Museum awarded Hydro Flask Parks For All donation grant

This past May, students from Keuka College with Professor Anderson came out and planted sycamores, swamp white oaks, and winged sumac. They were an excellent and hardworking group who were even eager and willing to come back for more despite two hours of working in the rain!

The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) is pleased to announce that they are a recipient of the Hydro Flask Parks For All product donation grant! The purpose of the Hydro Flask brand is to inspire a joyful, active lifestyle and this matches up well with the active, outdoor programs that the FLM is pleased to offer throughout the seasons.

The FLM is committed to getting people outdoors and enjoying the Finger Lakes region. In order to maintain these lovely lakes and the area surrounding them, it is important to ensure the preservation of what we have. Several months ago, the FLM received a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Trees for Tribs grant. FLM staff and volunteers have been working diligently to plant the 3,000 trees as part of the grant. Visitors to the Museum campus will see hundreds of seedlings protected in their tree tubes, which help preserve the riparian buffer of Sugar Creek and Keuka Lake. The hefty work of planting these trees could not have been successful without our planting teams and we encourage additional teams to come out and plant more trees with us in the spring of 2020. As a thank you, the FLM will provide a free Hydro Flask 21 oz. vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle, made possible by the donation from Hydro Flask’s Parks For All program.   

Do you have a corporate team that loves to be outdoors? Do you want to teach your Scout troops the importance of natural water sources in the Finger Lakes?  Do you just love the Finger Lakes Museum and want to be a part of the active mission of stewardship? Grab a group of friends and join us on campus in spring 2020 to help continue the work of the Trees for Tribs grant. The first 100 participants will receive a Hydro Flask bottle as a thank you- a win-win situation! You get to help the community and get a great keepsake to remind you of the small but powerful impact you have made to sustain the beautiful region.

We hope that you will save the date for these planting days when we announce them and join us again in 2020! For additional information, please visit or contact the Museum at (315) 595-2200.

The Finger Lakes Museum is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization and is chartered by the New York State Education Department. See for more information or to contribute.

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