Lead by Dr. Bryce Hand
What is CPF?
The Council of Park Friends (CPF) helps maintain, preserve, and interpret the exquisite natural settings of the State Parks of central New York. Begun in 1980, CPF was organized to promote appreciation of the Parks as educational resources. Among the early trail blazers was Mildred Faust whose botany course at Syracuse University used Clark Reservation State Park as a classroom. She is honored today by a kiosk at Clark provided with the support of CPF.
CPF operates the Nature Center at Clark Reservation. Our Naturalists offer programming on the botany, geology, and wildlife of the park through a series of scheduled events. Special requests by school groups, seniors, youth and those with special needs are met as well. The core function of CPF is nature education. We partner with like-minded groups dedicated to preserving the natural environment and informing the public on environmental issues. Our newsletter, the Polypodium is published twice-yearly and sent to all CPF members.
Lead by Dr. Don Leopold
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News and Highlights
One naturalist position is currently available with the Council of Park Friends and Natural Heritage Trust in Clark Reservation State Park to work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, and Columbus Day weekend, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Three additional days are included during the summer for special events or programs.
We have had to postpone this event due to unforeseen circumstances. Please keep an eye out for new date!
Baby its cold outside! But that didn’t stop the 360 visitors to Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville this New Year’s Day. 2015 marks the fourth year the New York State Park system has sponsored walks at over 20 parks and this year saw the addition of free fleece hats and commemorative stickers for participants who pre-registered with their park.