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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.

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Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Photography Exhibit March 25 and 26

The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Photography Exhibit is intended to showcase Central New York photographers’ images of Onondaga Lake’s birds, other wildlife and their habitats, while educating the community about Onondaga Lake as an Audubon Important Bird Area. The exhibit will be at the Honeywell Onondaga Lake Visitor Center, 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse, NY 13209, on Saturday, March 25 9AM-4PM and Sunday, March 26 12PM-4PM and is hosted by Audubon New York and Honeywell.

The exhibit theme is “A Celebration of Recovery and Resiliency”. Images of Onondaga Lake’s birds and other wildlife, habitats and people enjoying the lake throughout the year with a focus on the lake’s resiliency and increases in diversity will be considered. We will accept images from the entire Central NY Community. A limit of ten photographs per individual may be submitted. .tif files are preferred, but .jpg are acceptable. Most important is that the files are exactly 16” x 20” at 300 dpi.

Photographers are responsible for submitting images to montezuma@audubon.org and the submission form by March 1. For each work, the artist is to provide Audubon NY and Honeywell with the name of the photograph, the artist’s name, phone number and email address. The photo title and artist's name will be listed on display cards for each piece. Click here to download the submission form.

Audubon NY and Honeywell will select up to 30 images for the exhibit.

Audubon NY will pay for the printing and matting of the images and Audubon NY will own the images.

Call 315.365.3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org with questions.

 
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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
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
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 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 montezuma@audubon.org or call 315-365-3588.

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps News

Onondaga Lake Paddling
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Onondaga Lake Paddling

Bringing boating back to Onondaga Lake

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.

Once a Toxic Stew, New York's Onondaga Lake Shows Signs of Life
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Once a Toxic Stew, New York's Onondaga Lake Shows Signs of Life

Thanks to hundred of volunteers, a vast cleanup of the poisoned watershed is wrapping up—and the birds are beginning to return.

Southwest Lakeshore Enhancements
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Onondaga Lake Southwest Shoreline Enhancements

Rehabilitation projects critical to lake's recovery.

Plant Lists for Onondaga Lake Restoration
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Plant Lists for Onondaga Lake Restoration

Native species bring the watershed back to life.

Former LCP Site & Wetlands
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Former LCP Site & Wetlands

Restoration complete on formerly contaminated site in Onondaga Lake Watershed.

Nine Mile Creek
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Nine Mile Creek

Transformation of creek along Onondaga Lake complete.

Geddes Brook Wetlands
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Geddes Brook Wetlands

Transformation of this 17 acre area of the Onondaga Lake Watershed is complete.

Habitat Restoration Plan
Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps

Habitat Restoration Plan

Strategic recovery of Onondaga Lake