Environmental Field Office

Office hours are M-F, 9-4:00

Please contact staff members to set appointments as work duties often call for staff to be away from the office.

Staff Directory

Contact Information:

Physical Location: 1488 Rt. 444, Victor NY 14564

Mailing Address: PO Box 239, Victor NY 14564

(Please use physical location for sending packages)

Phone: (585) 742-1732 and Fax: (585) 742-2353

Please call or email our office with questions!

Mission Statement

The Environmental Field Office operates under the umbrella of FORCES and thereby runs their priorities parallel to FORCES ideals, with special attention to site/park-specific needs. 

Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship (FORCES) was created by members of the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) in 2008 based on the belief that college students represent a underserved population, as well as an important opportunity to support the overall mission of ORPHP. Because current students are a key segment of the next generation of park visitors and environmental conservationists, it is vital to engage them now, building strong relationships that will last a lifetime. While many youth currently visit New York State parks for recreation and occasional volunteer efforts, FORCES leadership believes there is significant opportunity to increase participation and deepen engagement.

Since its founding in the Central and Finger Lakes Regions, FORCES has engaged hundreds of New York college students in volunteer projects of many types. Now with a proven concept, FORCES is poised to sharpen its focus, strengthen its offerings and expand to other New York regions


Engage New York college students to simultaneously improve OPRHP resources and enrich student academic, recreational and career opportunities.


  1. Harness student expertise, volunteer and service efforts to create meaningful park and natural resource improvement projects and to enhance patron experience.
  2. Support and nurture the interest of college students in environmental conservation, recreation and historic preservation activities and careers.
  3. Increase awareness of, and engagement with New York State parks among college students and college communities.

Project Overview Map

How to Donate/Volunteer

Monetary donations can be made through the Friends of Ganondagan. Please be sure to specify that donations should go to the efforts of the Environmental Field Office.

Volunteer by coming to a scheduled volunteer event (listed on the events calendar) or contact Alexis VanWinkle ( to schedule group or individual volunteer times. Those who prefer to volunteer independently are welcome to do so after their first initial visit, where they can be trained and given volunteer forms.

Event Details

Events listed on the Ganondagan ‘Events’ Page

Invasive Species Removal - Dates to be determined

Conservation Chronicles Newsletters

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

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