Shape the Future
Saturday, October 14 12-2PM
Honeywell's Onondaga Lake Visitors Center 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse, NY 13209.
Join us as we plant native wildflowers and shrubs in a new pollinator garden along the Onondaga Lake shoreline. Each patch of restored native habitat is just that—a patch in the fabric of the ecosystem in which it lies. By landscaping with native plants, we can turn a patchwork of green spaces into a quilt of restored habitat. Pollinators such as birds, moths, butterflies and other insects will benefit from the new garden and continue to play a key role in ensuring we have a vibrant ecosystem.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps has helped transform the Onondaga Lake shoreline and wetlands into thriving habitats for birds and other wildlife. Over 900 Corps members have participated in stewardship activities that improve the sustainability of Onondaga Lake.
During this event, volunteers will continue these efforts by planting native species while learning from experts from Audubon New York, Honeywell, and Parsons about the shoreline and wetlands and their importance in supporting Onondaga Lake and its value as an Audubon Important Bird Area. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, a hand trowel and wear shoes/boots that can get wet and muddy.
This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages! Space is limited and registration is required by completing the form found at https://act.audubon.org/a/onondaga-lake-conservation-corps-pollinator-garden-project-october-14-2023. Call 315.365.3588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This project is supported by Honeywell, Parsons, Onondaga County, and ACME Topsoil.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation 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 was founded in 2012 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 Audubon Important Bird Area.
Onondaga Lake is an important wintering area for Bald Eagles and waterfowl, providing habitat, food, and water sources that many bird species depend upon for survival during the cold winter months.
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps is a hands-on, experienced-based organization of community volunteers participating in stewardship and educational activities that help restore and sustain the Onondaga Lake watershed, ecosystem, and natural resources.
About the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps
The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps was founded in 2012 by Honeywell in partnership with Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon and is now an Audubon New York program. Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps supporters include Parsons, Ramboll, Anchor QEA, RES, Converge Properties, Central NY Community Foundation, Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation and John Ben Snow Foundation.
Schools, community groups, local organizations, and individuals are welcome. To learn more or participate in future activities, please contact email@example.com or call 315-365-3588.