Coming soon free outdoor activities for the whole family and nature exploration events

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) are pleased to announce a new joint program providing outdoor learning experiences for families that promote stewardship and appreciation of our lands and waters. local.

There “Every family outbegins Saturday, June 4, with a series of family events that continue throughout the spring, summer and fall, making outdoor recreation accessible to people of all ages and inspiring connection and learning through environmental experiences.

Activities and events will highlight the extensive outdoor recreation offerings at several reserves, parks and educational centers in the Finger Lakes region, including the unique Bare Hill area on the east side of Lake Canandaigua, Kershaw Park the along the north shore of Lake Canandaigua and the Muller Field Station at the south end of Lake Honeoye. Each event will feature a lesson or activity guided by an experienced environmental educator.

“Public access and accessibility to our local lakes and watersheds is essential to help build a lasting connection to our environment,” said Lindsay McMillan, executive of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association. “By offering this great series of events in partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, we hope to inspire and empower the next generation to become stewards of their watersheds through their daily actions.”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association,” said Andrew Zepp, Executive Director of Finger Lakes Land Trust. “Education is an important part of both organizations’ conservation efforts, and we are most effective working together.”

Each “Every family out » event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for each event. Go here to register and follow the CLWA’s Facebook page for more information before the events.

Students participate in a science walk on wetlands as part of the Lake Canandaigua watershed Education program in Naples, NY.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) is a non-profit conservation organization that strives to conserve the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region forever, ensuring scenic views, clean water, local foods and wild places for all. They have protected over 28,000 acres in the region, including nearly 2,000 acres in the Canandaigua Lake watershed. FLLT invites you to explore over 40 public nature preserves, including Canandaigua Vista Nature Preserve and East Shore Preserve at Bare Hill, which are free and open to everyone.

The mission of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) is to inspire the entire watershed community to become stewards of Lake Canandaigua through education, scientific research, and advocacy of sound public policy. By engaging all stakeholders, CLWA strives to preserve, protect and restore the lake and its watershed for present and future generations. They run a K-12 Watershed education program in the Naples, Canandaigua, and Marcus Whitman school districts.

Go online HERE to register.

Channel Paddle and Aquatic Insect Discovery at Muller Field Station
Discover the wonders of the marsh by participating in a canoe paddle, aquatic insect sampling, or an educational walk along the creek.
When: Saturday June 4e 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Muller’s Field Station – 6455 County Road 36 at Honeoye, NY 14471 (Finger Lakes Community College Field Station)

Learn to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) at Kershaw Park
Take part in a SUP paddle board lesson from a Canandaigua Sailboard instructor, then use your newfound skills to ride the waves of the beautiful north shore of Lake Canandaigua.
When: Saturday July 16e 2022 at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Where: Kershaw Park – North end of Lake Canandaigua at 155 Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, NY 14424

Storytellers Circle and Bare Hill Hike with Ganondagan
Learn about the legend of Bare Hill and other important aspects of Hodinohso:ni life through stories told by a Native American interpreter from the Ganondagan Seneca Art & Cultural Center, and stay for a hike with the Finger Lakes Land Trust.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Where: Unique Bare Hill Zone – 5950 Van Epps Road in Rushville, NY 14544

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