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


RIDE THE SUSTAINABLE WAVE WITH GREEN INVESTING!

Sierra Club Program

RIDING THE SUSTAINABLE WAVE- Green investing

  for a green planet. 

Join Sue Hansen and other sustainable investors to learn how to match your money to your values.

Time to invest in companies that care about the planet.

Also will be information about getting your home energy from renewables.

Wednesday October 25-7:00 pm

University United Methodist Church, 1085 East Genesee St. Syracuse.

  Park and enter on University Ave

Programs are free and open to all.- information 492-4745 and website:

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News and Highlights


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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