Spring at Hillcrest – A CPF Fundraiser Saturday, May 18 5 – 8 pm
Support CPF’s work of protection of the historic, argricultural and natural resources of Cazenovia at a reception in the historic Hillcrest residence on the Jephson Estate. Find more details and registration information under the Support Tab, above.
April 13, 2013
Cazenovia College Environmental Club and CPF volunteers had a full day of activity to benefit Cazenovia's natural beauty. In the morning, over 2 dozen volunteers picked up trash from the banks of Chittenango Creek. After a quick lunch, many ot the same volunteers were joined by new helpers to plant 200 tree and shrub seedlings along the trails and waterways or the Willow Patch off Mill Street in the Village.
February 14, 2013
The tally is in and over 5000 trail users signed in at CPF kiosks in 2012, a 66% growth in registered users in just two years! Thanks to all of you who stop to place your tic mark on the sign in sheets. Documentation of trail usage helps us in our search for funds for trail maintenance and emergency repairs.
November 30, 2012
The Village of Cazenovia was full of pedestrians for the Christmas Walk in Cazenovia last night. The CPF table in front of the Lincklaen House was a busy place where dozens of people learned more about CPF's mission and protection and education activities. CPF thanks and welcomes the thirty five new members who received trail maps and/or pins as they joined the organization last night. CPF relies on its members to provide critical support to maintain trails, purchase protective easements and offer its wide variety of educational programs.
November 1, 2012
All CPF trails are being checked for storm damage or maintenance needs before winter. Please inform us if you see a need along one of our trails.
October 25, 2012
CPF shared maps of historic, agricultural and natural resources in the Cazenovia area with the Cazenovia Planning Board. These maps delineate 20 different resources. The information will be valuable in identifying and prioritizing resource values on parcels being considered for development or protection. Public display of the maps will be in the Cazenovia Library for the months of February and March.
August 1, 2012
The roadside signage for the interpretive bike loops has been removed, but the maps and signage text will remain on this website under the Education tab so that those interested in following the routes can still do so.
July 16, 2012
July 15, 2012
A small group of dedicated CPF volunteers worked in the Willow Patch off Mill St. in the village of Cazenovia, clearing the weeds from around the willow sculpture. A connecting trail to the Dike Path was also cleared. Come by for a walk or sit on the concrete steps in the cool shade of the willows.
July 5, 2012
The signage for our two July interpretive bike loops is in place. The loops are 10-12 miles long. Along each ride you will find 7 signposts that give information about the natural or cultural history of a roadside scene such as buildings, vistas, or natural or man-made features. Maps for the loops are available by clicking the Education tab, above, or you can get paper copies at the Cazenovia library. Enjoy your bike or drive of cultural discovery.
June 25, 2012
The final drafts of the Farmland Protection Plan for Cazenovia and Nelson will be presented on wednesday, June 27 at 7 pm at the Nelson Town Hall. This plan will guide future policies and programs of the towns to protect agricultural soils and properties, both critical components of the natural and visual resources of our area. Questions and discussion on protection policies and recommendations will be held. The plans are available for review at www.townofnelson-ny.com.