Perhaps you missed ... The Council of Park Friends Annual Meeting and Get Together was held Father's Day June 17th followed by Dr. Don Leopold's Tree walk. Please welcome our new Vice Chairperson Tina Redmond and our new Secretary Rachel Vryhof
I Love My Park Day ~ The third annual I
Love My Park Day was held at Clark Reservation State Park on May 3rd, 2014. Sponsored by New York Parks and Trails (NYPT), the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), and the Council of Park Friends (CPF), the event is actually a continuation of CPFs longer running h路adition of "Volunteer Day" to kick off the informal annual opening of the park. Approximately fifty CPF members and volunteers showed up at the Nature Center on a cool and overcast May day to help get ready for the new park season.
Snails, Trails, & Tales Do you notice snails when you walk the trails at Clark Reservation? Do you even know where to look for them? Have you tried? Well, Andy Molloy knows how to find them. He studied them and did his Master's Degree thesis at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Andy's specific area of study centered on the Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail, a rare and endangered species of snail that is only known to exist in the falls of Chittenango Creek at Chittenango State Park in nearby Madison County.
Native Tree Walk Don Leopold knows trees. He especially knows New York's native trees! On a beautiful Fathers' Day in 2014, he led about 20 interested people on his annual guided walk through the trees of Clark Reservation . Dr. Donald Leopold is the Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNYs School of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. He is a leading expert in his field of the native trees of New York and a man who seems to enjoy sharing his knowledge with others. He has been gracious in leading an annual walk for CPF at Clark for several years now. Each new year brings both old basics and new developments in the world of New York trees to his walk.