National Trails Day Scavenger Hunt Planned

(Cazenovia, NY – May 2013) A National Trails Day Scavenger Hunt will be held Saturday June 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pick up maps at Carriage House, St. Peter’s Church, 12 Mill St., Cazenovia.

Grab some friends or the whole family and follow the map on this National Trails Day to collect clues […]

Cazenovia College Sponsored Earth Day Celebration

Annual creek clean-up and seedling planting events attracted large turnout

Pictured: A group of Cazenovia College and citizen volunteers prepare to plant seedlings at the Willow Patch. (Photo by Dr. Venera Jouraeva, associate professor of chemistry)

To the Editor:

(Cazenovia, NY- May 1, 2013) On a recent sunny Saturday, the Cazenovia College Environmental Club and […]

Creatures Under a Full Moon

(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) Curious nature lovers of all ages joined Amy Kochem, local naturalist and educator, and Cazenovia Preservation Foundation on Aug. 30 in search of fireflies and other nighttime animals in the meadows and woods at the Burlingame Road trail.

Before the hunt, Kochem gave a detailed talk on the behavior and […]

CPF Participants Attend Pea-Cage Trellis Workshop

(Cazenovia, NY – Aug. 2012) On Aug. 25 the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation sponsored a Make-and-Take Workshop creating Willow Pea-Cage Trellis. Bonnie Gale, a traditional willow basket maker with national and international resume, gave an in-depth seminar on willow basketry and living willow structures.

Following the seminar, participants gathered in the Willow Patch to begin learning […]

CPF Plants Trees

(Cazenovia, NY) On a sunny and warm May 6 afternoon, a handful of Cazenovia Preservation Foundation volunteers came out to the South Trail to help plant over 100 willow trees along the banks of Chittenango Creek.

Thanks to the generous donation by Trout Unlimited, CPF was able to replace some lost vegetation along the […]

A Wild Mushroom Bonanza for CPF Hikers

(Cazenovia, NY – June 2012) Another successful Cazenovia Preservation Foundation Walks ‘n’ Talks on Wild Mushrooms took place June 9 at the Burlingame Road Trail.

William Chapman, science professor and wild foods expert, encouraged CPF visitors to hunt for mushrooms and fungi in the woods. He presented a brief background on mushroom composition and […]

Set of 15 Trail Maps Developed

(Wampsville, NY – June 2012) The Madison County Health Department in conjunction with Madison County Planning Department and Madison County Tourism plans to release a set of 15 maps of trails in Madison County.

The set of maps will also be available for download and accessible using smart phone technology,

The maps are designed to […]

Where the Wild Things Are Found


(Cazenovia, NY – May 2012) Curious nature lovers joined Cazenovia Preservation Foundation and Amy Kochem, a professional naturalist associated with the Friends of Rogers Center in Sherburne in search for signs of wildlife at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.

On a beautiful May 12 morning, kids and adults enjoyed exploring for animals found […]

Clean Up at Chittenango Creek is April 14

(Cazenovia, NY – April 14) Cazenovia College’s Environmental Club is sponsoring its annual Chittenango Creek Clean-Up day on Saturday, April 14. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Buyea’s Hardware Store, and community members are welcome to join them.

Thad Yorks, assistant professor of environmental studies at Cazenovia College, organizes […]

Syracuse and Chenango Valley Railroad Presentation Planned

(Cazenovia, NY – April 2012) What did this Cazenovia railroad look like and how has the abandoned line been used and grown back? Local railroad historians and authors John Taibi and Jim Georges will lead an interpretive walk of the history of the Cazenovia station and turntable for the Syracuse and Chenango Valley Railroad Saturday […]

‘Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling in Rural Communities’ Presentation Planned

(Cazenovia, NY – March 2012) What can we learn from the experience of shale gas drilling in nearby Pennsylvania? What are the impacts of heavy industry upon a rural community?

Mike Lovegreen, manager of the Bradford County Conservation District in Pennsylvania, will speak about the impacts of shale gas drilling by high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing […]