What does the Finger Lakes Land Trust do? That’s a question the newsroom has gotten a number of times over the years. This week a conversation with Andy Zepp. He’s the executive director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, who works as a conservation advocate in the region. The Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect forests, farmlands, gorges, and shorelines in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It has grown to save more than 23,576 acres across the state by creating public nature preserves, and helping landowners to conserve their properties.
Earlier this month it was announced that around $30,000 had been secured in funding through Ontario County Economic Development for Port 100, a co-working space in downtown Geneva, which had seen its public funding disappear unceremoniously after a decision by last year’s City Council. Maureen Ballatori, who runs the facility, as well as her own marketing agency out of the co-work space is going to be in-studio discussing the changes, and what 2020 has in store for one of Geneva’s most-exciting ventures.
This weekend organizers hope thousands turn out again, like in past years, to celebrate inclusion and inspire conversations. Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 is an event that will span three days this year, compared to the single-day event, which it has been in the past. While a march will be the major draw, several other important events are scheduled throughout. To learn more about the event, click here. Susan Scheuerman was in-studio to discuss the event.
Kristen Fragnoli has been on a journey for many, many years. Her goal has been to inspire other people, and this past fall – she had the opportunity to showcase the best-of-the-best in leadership qualities. A conference she held, which we previewed on the show in September – was a huge success. Nearly 200 attended, and it was described as a transformative experience for everyone involved. She came back as 2019 draws to a close to talk about the biggest moments of the day, as well as her personal journey.