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Ganondagan

Environmental Field Office

Office hours are M-F, 8 am -4:00 pm

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

The Environmental Field Team is expecting to perform a prescribed burn between May 1st and June 9th, avoiding Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend. If you would like to receive more information please email Whitney.Carleton@parks.ny.gov or call (585)742-1732. If you would like to be added to the day-of notification email and call list please email Whitney.Carleton@parks.ny.gov with the subject line “Prescribed Burn Notification”. Select roads and trails are expected to be closed the day of the burn.

Environmental Field Team contact information:
Whitney Carleton
– New York Natural Resource Steward Specialist for the Finger Lakes Region
 Regional Projects, Prescribed Burn
Whitney.Carleton@parks.ny.gov

Kyle Webster – New York Works Project Coordinator
Oak Unit Restoration Project, Cayuga Lake Project
Kyle.Webster@parks.ny.gov

Brigitte Wierzbicki – Plant Materials Program Coordinator
Seed Collection and Propagation Program, Green Plants Trail, Pollinator Grassland
Brigitte.Wierzbicki@parks.ny.gov

Alexis VanWinkle – Supervising Conservation Steward
BCA Designation Project and songbird & raptor surveys, Prescribed Burn
Alexis.VanWinkle@parks.ny.gov

Contact Information:
Physical Location: 1488 Rt. 444, Victor NY 14564 (Please send all packages to the physical address)
Mailing Address: PO Box 239, Victor NY 14564
Phone: (585) 742-1732 and Fax: (585) 742-2353
Please call or email our office with questions!

Mission Statement
The mission of the Environmental Field Team (EFT) is to preserve, restore and enhance natural resources in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) by aiding state parks and historic site in meeting commitments to responsible stewardship of natural resources for current and future generations as laid out by the mission statement of OPRHP.

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

PRIMARY PROGRAM GOALS

  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.

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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 (Alexis.VanWinkle@parks.ny.gov) 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
Please meet the Environmental Field Team at the Environmental Field Office 15 minutes before the start of the event.

6/15 – 8:00am-10:00am & 5:00pm-7:00pm

6/19 – 8:00am-10:00am

6/24 – 9:00am-11:00am

6/29 – 5:00pm-7:00pm

7/12 – 8:00am-10:00am & 5:00pm-7:00pm

Conservation Chronicles Newsletters

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

Job Openings
Volunteer Coordinator
Conservation Steward
Environmental Conservation Steward
Interpretive Landscape Management Steward
Ornithology Steward
Plant Materials Steward