Join the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Plant a Tree, Get Your Hands Dirty, Become an Environmental Steward.

JOIN THE ONONDAGA LAKE CONSERVATION CORPS

Hundreds of community volunteers have become environmental stewards of Onondaga Lake since the formation of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps in summer 2012.

The Corps is an expanding organization of community volunteers who are contributing to restoration projects that are creating or improving wildlife habitat in the Onondaga Lake watershed. The Corps seeks to inspire future stewards of Onondaga Lake and its watershed through a hands-on, experience-based program that offers citizens and organizations the opportunity to participate in activities that help restore and sustain Onondaga Lake and its value as an Important Bird Area.

Onondaga Lake Visitors Center
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Onondaga Lake Visitors Center

Plan your trip to the Visitor's Center along the shoreline of Onondaga Lake to see firsthand the significant work that's taken place.

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Onondaga Lake Cleanup Classroom Worksheets
Education

Onondaga Lake Cleanup Classroom Worksheets

Worksheets based on cleanup activities reinforce NYS standards and Next Generation Science Standards for middle school students.

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Upcoming OLCC & other Audubon NY Events
Events

Upcoming OLCC & Other Audubon NY Events

Join us for programs, family activities, and habitat restoration projects in your area!

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Support the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps
Ways To Help

Support the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Help us to continue to protect and conserve the natural resources of Onondaga Lake.

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Partners of the Corps include Audubon New York, Montezuma Audubon Center, Onondaga Audubon Society, Parsons, OBG, Anchor QEA, Bond Schoeneck & King, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Habitat Gardening in Central New York, and Honeywell.

Schools, community groups, local organizations, and individuals are welcome. To learn more or participate in future activities, please contact montezuma@audubon.org or call 315-365-3588.

OLCC News

Habitat Restoration Plan
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Habitat Restoration Plan

Strategic recovery of Onondaga Lake

Onondaga Lake Visitors Center
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Onondaga Lake Visitors Center

Plan your trip to the Visitor's Center along the shoreline of Onondaga Lake to see firsthand the significant work that's taken place.

Fall Family Tradition Continues at Eighth Annual Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Fall Family Tradition Continues at Eighth Annual Honeywell Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook

Families Enjoy Canoeing, Fishing and Archery While Learning About Onondaga Lake Cleanup During Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day

Volunteers Install 1,400 Native Plants to Enhance Onondaga Lake’s Newest Wetlands
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Volunteers Install 1,400 Native Plants to Enhance Onondaga Lake’s Newest Wetlands

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Improves Wetlands and Conducts Citizen Science Monitoring Near Nine Mile Creek

Volunteers Remove About 5,000 Pounds of Invasive Plants to Help Protect Onondaga Lake and its Waterways
Press Room

Volunteers Remove About 5,000 Pounds of Invasive Plants to Help Protect Onondaga Lake and its Waterways

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Volunteers Continue Mission to Improve Watershed with Annual Water Chestnut Pull

Student Scientists Conduct Hands-On Experiments and Investigate Onondaga Lake Watershed During Honeywell Summer Science Week
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Student Scientists Conduct Hands-On Experiments and Investigate Onondaga Lake Watershed During Honeywell Summer Science Week

Eighth-Grade Field Scientists Sample Local Creeks and Become Environmental Stewards; Program Instills Confidence in Science and Math

Community Volunteers Explore Turtle Habitat and Volunteer-Built Bird Nesting Structures
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Community Volunteers Explore Turtle Habitat and Volunteer-Built Bird Nesting Structures

Members of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Construct, Install, and Survey Habitat Structures and Bird Boxes along the Western Shoreline of Onondaga Lake

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