Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps Will Host Earth Day Cleanup April 23  

Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps volunteers cleaned up the Onondaga Lake shoreline on Earth Day 2019. Photo: Audubon New York

Volunteers Will Pick Up Debris Along the Onondaga Lake Shoreline and Learn about the Lake’s Newly Restored Habitats

Join the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps for the 3rd Annual Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Harbor Brook. Participants will pick up debris along Onondaga Lake’s southwest shoreline and will learn from Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon staff about birds, other wildlife, and the importance of healthy habitats in the Onondaga Lake watershed. Participants should wear shoes or boots, long pants and sleeves, and bring work gloves. Plastic bags will be provided. The event will take place rain or shine.

Meet at Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse, NY 13209. We’ll caravan over to Harbor Brook.  

Space is limited and registration is required for the Earth Day Cleanup. Click https://act.audubon.org/a/onondaga-lake-conservation-corps-earth-day-event-saturday-april-23-2022-10-am to register. Call 315.365.3588 or email montezuma@audubon.org with questions.  

“The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest In Our Planet,” said Chris Lajewski, program director of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps. “There are so many ways to invest in a cleaner future for birds, other wildlife, and our own communities. We can invest our time, we can invest our compassion, and we can invest our collective will to help meet the urgency of this moment.”



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 Important Bird Area.

The Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps was founded by Honeywell in partnership with Montezuma Audubon Center and Onondaga Audubon and is now an Audubon New York program. Additional Corps supporters include Parsons, Ramboll, Anchor QEA, RES Inc., the Central New York Community Foundation, and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.

Visit http://ny.audubon.org/OLCC for more information about the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps.

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