of the Nature Preserve
The Friends of the Nature Preserve is a group
of Binghamton University
faculty, staff and students as well as local community members who care
about the future of the remaining natural areas on campus as well as in
Broome County. The Friends plan hikes and other events throughout the
year to explore the Nature Preserve and learn about its history and
ecology. Past hikes have celebrated the full moon, fall colors, the
emergence of amphibians in the spring and other seasonal highlights.
Other hikes, guided by the Friends, have been aimed at educating the
local community about the Preserve. The Friends also serve the
important role of habitat management and trail maintenance, from
cutting down invasive plants to building boardwalks, putting down wood
chips and clearing fallen trees from the trails. The Friends of the
Nature Preserve activities are open to anyone who loves nature and will
be posted in Events.
For more information and to be added to the e-mail list send an e-mail
to Dylan Horvath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
more about the Friends here
in an article written by Tami Shaloum for BU's Pipe Dream.
A subgroup of
Friends of the Nature Preserve with a different roster each semester.
If you really want to
hone your skills with tools, take out your frustration on invasive
plants, or just want to be active outside this is for you. Every
semester, many join the ranks of the NP action heroes. This is
for people who want to work outside every week (or at least most weeks)
on a weekday (or days if you are that hardcoreJ.) for usually about two
hours. We will work in teams of two or more in invasive
species removal, habitat enhancement, or general trail work.
E-mail me if you are interested with weekday times you are
Nature Preserve Guiding
experience in public speaking, add to your resume, or just plain have
fun leading kids around the Nature Preserve. Introducing kids to
the natural environment is sorely needed in these times. We have
several school groups that come to the Nature Preserve, Homecoming and
Family weekend tours, and miscellaneous group tours. All of which
need enthusiastic guides showing their love of nature. I will
train anyone who wants to participate, so you won’t be out there
feeling like you have nothing to say. But, of course, you can
share your own knowledge as well.
If you want to do some guiding, e-mail email@example.com with a schedule of
times you are free since most of the school groups come during the
There are various odd jobs that anyone
can take on if you want to specialize in doing one thing, work
independently, or commit time in a more sporadic fashion. Some
Bird Box Tech
Trail Sign Creator
Boardwalk Building and Repair
Scouting trailwork or wildlife
What would you like to do??
Preserve Advocacy Group