Shape the Future
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.
John Rogers has maintained a trail of bluebird nest boxes in Central NY for over four decades. He has led bluebird programs and workshops for hundreds of organizations in 12 states and two Canadian provinces. John was a co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society in 1982 and became a lifetime (volunteer) board member in 2002. He has received numerous awards for his bluebird conservation work, including the Bluebird Conservation Award from the North American Bluebird Society. He is a past board member of that organization. In 2010, he was a recipient of the Hero of Conservation Award from the Syracuse Post Standard. John is an experienced birder and member of Onondaga Audubon in Syracuse, NY.
Enjoy a day of golf with lunch, a cocktail reception, bucket raffles, and awards dinner. Not into golf? Join us for dinner instead. Tickets for the dinner reception-only are available too.
You're also invited to help us further protect birds and their habitats within this precious region by participating in our event sponsorship levels. Click here to learn more about the sponsorship levels or to print the registration form and register by mail.
We'll also have a virtual silent auction from June 1 @ 9 a.m. - June 13 @ 5 p.m. You don't need to register for the Annual Benefit to participate.
Make a difference and join us for an amazing day of golf and conservation! Click here to reserve your spot at the Annual Benefit.
Schedule of Events
All proceeds will benefit Montezuma Audubon Center's conservation projects and environmental education programs.
If you can't join us on June 12 and you want to support our work, click here to make a donation.
For more information or questions, please contact Chris Lajewski at (315) 365-3588 or email@example.com.
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.
Plan your trip to the Visitor's Center along the shoreline of Onondaga Lake to see firsthand the significant work that's taken place.
Worksheets based on cleanup activities reinforce NYS standards and Next Generation Science Standards for middle school students.
Join us for programs, family activities, and habitat restoration projects in your area!
Help us to continue to protect and conserve the natural resources of Onondaga Lake.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-365-3588.