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We are resuming Onondaga Lake tours!

 

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Inaugural Bicycling Event

Saturday, October 3 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Onondaga Lake shoreline and wetlands are teeming with migratory songbirds, birds of prey, marsh birds, and shorebirds this time of year. Join Audubon’s Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps for a self-lead, bike ride along the West Shore Trail to explore some of the 90-acres of restored habitats, the birds that have returned to these habitats, and learn from habitat restoration specialists about the lake cleanup and why Onondaga Lake is an Audubon New York Important Bird Area. Participants will receive an Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps sticker and a map of the five trails, ranging in length from 0.5 to 4 miles. This event is for all ages and abilities. Bring your own bicycle, helmet, and a pen or pencil. Facial coverings will be required and we will follow physical distancing guidelines. Fee: $5/family. Call 315.365.3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org with questions. The event is sponsored by Honeywell, Ramboll, Parsons, Anchor QEA, and Applied Ecological Services.

Where: Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center
TO ACCESS THE VISITORS CENTER: From Points West: Take I-690 East to Exit 7, turn left onto State Fair Boulevard, take the first left passing under I-690, drive straight toward the lake and follow signs to the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center. From Points East: Take I-690 West to Exit 7, turn right at the off ramp and follow signs to the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center.
RSVP: Space is limited and pre-paid registrations are required. Click here to register.
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 organization was founded in 2012 by Honeywell in partnership with Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon and is now an Audubon New York program. Additional Corps supporters include Parsons, Ramboll, Anchor QEA, Bond Schoeneck & King, Applied Ecological Services, Koester Associates, Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation.
To learn more about the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps or participate in future activities, please contact montezuma@audubon.org, visit http://ny.audubon.org/OLCC or call 315-365-3588. Schools, community groups, local organizations, and individuals are welcome. Like the Corps on Facebook or Instagram, or visit YouTube to learn more.

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Be Part of the Future of Onondaga Lake

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.


Advisory Board
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Advisory Board

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.

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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
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

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 Corps and Other Audubon New York Events
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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
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Support the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

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

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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 NextEra Energy, Parsons, Ramboll, Anchor QEA, Bond Schoeneck & King, Applied Ecological Services, CHA Consulting, Koester Associates, Westfall Law, Pioneer Companies, and SRC, Inc.

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Sponsors

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.

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