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 Clark Chronicle is published twice-yearly and sent to all CPF members.  

 

  • Nature Center

Upcoming Events


Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

Nature Play Dates

Join us for a playdate in the woods! Different nature theme each week with a craft, story and game. Emphasis on nature awareness. Program designed for 3-5 year olds.
Meet at the Nature Center, rain or shine. (For severe weather, program may be cancelled, call office at 315-492-1756 after 8am to verify.)

Caregivers must stay. Please bring water and dress for the weather.
more info contact Collette Charbonneau @ 315-492-1756 or collette.charbonneau@parks.ny.gov

Join this event

News and Highlights


The Clark Chronicle~July 2018

Meet our 2018 Naturalist, Jeffrey Capomaccio, in this summer issue of the Clark Chronicle! You'll also find a list of his planned events.

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First Day Hike 2018

This year we had a first for First Day Hike-we had to postpone it! The temperature was predicted to be below zero with the windchill factor.

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October 2017 Clark Chronicle

Including articles about a Historical find in Oswego, The Fern Crew, Camp Groups, Fall Activities, our Monarch Waystation, and more!

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First Day Hike

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.

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