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  • Title: Welcome | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. Indian Creek Nature Center.. Home.. Background.. Trails.. Become a Member.. Contact Us.. Welcome.. Indian Creek Nature Center consists of approximately 320 acres located within the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area in the town of Canton in New York State.. The center borders flooded lands between the Oswegatchie and Grasse Rivers designed to enhance waterfowl habitat.. The center contains approximately 7.. 9 miles of trails, including a boardwalk trail through a marsh to an overlook with expansive views of Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area.. Elevation ranges from 308 feet in the northern portion to 350 feet near the road in the southern portion.. All trails are free and open to the public.. Extensive efforts are underway to improve many of the trails including informational plaques and a guided nature trail.. Please enjoy the center as a wildlife haven with a myriad of amphibians, mammals, and resident and migratory birds.. The center also offers a number of guided programs in the spring and fall.. Future and past events are described on the right.. How To Get Here.. The center has two entrances on County Route 14 (CR14) which connects State Highway 68 to Rennselaer Falls.. County Route 14 leaves State Highway 68 approximately 6 miles outside the village of Canton in the direction of Ogdensburg.. From route 68 proceed 2.. 9 miles down CR14.. The East entrance will be on your left across from a red barn.. This entrance will allow you to access the Wildflower Loop and Upland trails.. On the left approximately 0.. 5 miles further down CR14, will be the main entrance  ...   and Appalachians.. Date.. Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 9:30am.. Leader(s).. Karl McKnight.. Contact Information.. (315) 229-5147.. Exploring Moth Diversity.. Jim Schulte, Biology Professor at Clarkson University, will lead a survey of moth diversity at the ICNC.. We'll set up a blacklight and discuss the major features of the many different groups of moths we may see.. Weather permitting.. Date: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 21:00 Leader: Jim Schulte Contact Information: (315) 261-4159.. Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 9:00pm.. Jim Schulte.. (315) 261-4159.. Birding at the Nature Center.. Come to nature center and look for birds as Fall migration begins.. Indian Creek Nature Center provides a variety of food for the birds to feast on as they prepare for their long flights to their wintering locations.. Many species travel thousands of miles from here.. Come catch a glimpse before they are gone! Meet at main entrance.. Sunday, September 8, 2013 (All day).. Mary Beth Warburton.. (315) 268-0150 or mbwarburton@verizon.. net.. Nature Inspired Writing.. Does nature inspire you to write? Join us for an afternoon of listening to inspiring nature writings from children’s literature to the classics and then create your own nature writing.. We will find a comfortable place at the nature center to enjoy the beautiful surrounding which will inspire us to become nature writers.. Bring a pad or journal and your preferred writing implement.. We will write rain or shine.. Call Carol to reserve your place at 212-2800.. Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 10:00am.. Carol Zimmerman.. (315) 212-2800.. Pages.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. next ›.. last ».. © Indian Creek Nature Center.. Website designed and maintained by.. Gilbert Web Design.. Powered by.. Drupal..

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  • Title: Background | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: Overview.. Indian Creek Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1972 to promote and facilitate environmental education and the year-round appreciation of nature and conservation.. It is operated by North Country Conservation-Education Associates, Inc, a section 509(a)(1) organization that relies on memberships, grantors, and donors.. As part of its mission the Board of Directors of the Nature Center periodically provide a written Master Plan which identifies both short and long range goals, thereby providing a document to direct the operation and continued development of the Nature Center.. The Master Plan, rather than being a strict directive, is flexible enough to accommodate other needs and ideas.. The goals of North Country Conservation-Education Associates, Inc.. are to provide an educational setting and to foster environmental awareness while using adaptive ecosystem management strategies to protect, conserve, and appreciate native fauna and flora.. The Nature Center serves St.. Lawrence and surrounding counties, providing opportunities for nature study of all kinds.. Description of the Nature Center.. Indian Creek Nature Center is located in the town of Canton within St.. Lawrence County, New York.. In the 1960’s substantial acreage was flooded by raising the level of a nineteenth century canal that connected points on the Grasse and Oswegatchie Rivers, thus creating an impoundment designed to enhance waterfowl habitat.. Wetlands now constitute approximately half of the 8,782 acres (14 square miles) of Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area (WMA).. Indian Creek Nature Center is approximately 350 acres situated on the northwestern  ...   and promoted Conservation Field Days for sixth grade students starting in 1965.. The Conservation Field Days rapidly grew to the extent that all students in St.. Lawrence County were served at one of four different locations on the same day, utilizing many volunteer instructors in a wide variety of conservation and environmental topics.. During 1971-1972 various sites throughout the county were reviewed for possible selection as a location for a conservation education center.. The Indian Creek site was selected as the first choice and negotiations were initiated with the DEC.. On June 6, 1974, an agreement was signed between the two organizations allowing the lease of the property and the establishment of an educational center (Appendix 1).. Approximately 300 acres of state land, a portion of Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area, was used to establish and administer an environmental education center (now known as Indian Creek Nature Center).. In addition a Memorandum of Understanding in 1975 between DEC and North Country Conservation-Education Associates Inc.. provides an agreement to provide approximately 16 acres adjacent to the southwest corner of the Nature Center for a trail and a wildlife observation blind, including the right to mow and control vegetation where mutually agreeable (Appendix 2).. No hunting is permitted within the Nature Center boundaries.. Contents of this page were taken directly from the Indian Creek Nature Center Master Plan, available in Microsoft Word and Adobe Portable Document Format below.. To download, right-click and choose "Save Link As.. "..

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  • Title: Trails | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: Wildflower Loop.. This trail begins at the East Entrance and proceeds for 0.. 5 miles through a meadow with seasonally varying wildflower displays.. Upland Trail.. This trail is approximately 3.. 0 miles long as a loop.. It may be accessed at either the East or Main entrances.. It proceeds through a mix of successional forest and meadow habitats including some nice stands of cedar (Arbor vitae).. Observation Tower Trail.. This trail begins at the parking area of the main entrance.. The trail is a one mile there-and-back walk.. The tower rises about 20 feet above the land and provides for expansive views over the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area.. Don't forget your binoculars or spotting scope.. Lowland Trail.. This trail begins at the end of the boardwalk - see above.. It is marked a numbered interpretative trail - don't forget to pick up a brochure at the parking lot kiosk.. This trail creates  ...   WMA as an area to improve waterfowl habitat.. The lowland trail also offers numerous mature tree species.. Boardwalk and Observation Deck Trail.. This trail is fully handicapped accessible.. It is also developed as an interpretative trail with descriptive signs to increase one's awareness of the environments of the trail.. These signs are a result of the generous support of The Sweetgrass Foundation.. This trail begins at the main entrance parking area and is approximately one mile as a loop.. It travels over 750 feet as a boardwalk with views of a pond and an extensive beaver impoundment.. At the farthest point of the trail is an observation deck that overlooks the marsh.. This is a great trail for young children and the elderly to experience a diversity of habitats and potentially site some wildlife.. Trail Map.. = Here is a link to a large (1 mb) trail map.. Right-click to save or click to open..

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  • Title: Become a Member | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: Indian Creek Nature Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support outdoor education.. Your membership helps maintain the center and develop educational programs.. Please join us as a member.. As a member you will receive two newsletters per year.. A printable membership form is available in Adobe Portable Document Format below..

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  • Title: Contact | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: Contact.. Your name.. *.. Your e-mail address.. Subject.. Message.. By submitting this form, you accept the.. Mollom privacy policy.. Privacy Policy.. About The Information Collected Here.. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of providing the information you requested.. Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:.. To respond to inquiries.. To improve our website..

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  • Title: Welcome | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: Fall Work Day.. Join Board members for a workday to set the Center in order for the winter.. Tools will be supplied, or bring your own.. There’s plenty of work for all.. Rain date October 5th.. Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 8:30am.. Roger Hutchinson.. (315) 386-4795.. Winter Outing.. Let’s celebrate winter with an easy snowshoe or hike for about 2 miles and then finish by the fire with s'mores and cocoa (provided).. A great event for kids (bring extra mittens).. We do have snowshoes to loan.. Please call for start time.. Saturday, December 14, 2013 (All day).. Ann Spencer.. (315) 379-1383.. Winter Tracking.. The Indian Creek Nature center  ...   trackers can bring their snowshoes or borrow them from the Nature Center.. If no snow, we’ll scout the trails on foot.. Dress appropriately.. Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:30am.. Peter O’Shea.. (315) 848-2178.. SPRING BIRDING, TRIP #2.. Come enjoy a spring bird walk at Indian Creek Nature Center.. Participants will view a wide variety of species on a hike through shrubland, marsh, wetland, and forest habitats along the Tower and Succession Trails.. A spotting scope will be used to view birds on Lower Lake from the top of the observation tower.. Bring binoculars!.. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:30am.. Eileen Wheeler and Mary Beth Warburton.. « first.. ‹ previous..

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  • Title: Welcome | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: EXPLORING MOTH DIVERSITY.. Saturday, May 24, 2014 -.. 9:30pm.. to.. 11:00pm.. POND EXPLORATION.. Join naturalist Pat Burdick and Jan Trybula of SUNY Potsdam in a pond exploration using dip nets to capture amphibians and macro invertebrates.. We’ll use magnifiers and field guides to learn about the animals we capture.. Saturday, May 31, 2014 -.. 9:30am.. 12:30pm.. Pat Burdick and Jan Trybula.. (315) 268-8230.. DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES.. Join Jan Trybula of SUNY Potsdam on a walk  ...   available for those who want to get a closer look at these amazing creatures.. Saturday, June 14, 2014 -.. 11:00am.. 2:00pm.. Jan Trybula.. (315) 268-8230 or trybulj@potsdam.. edu.. CANOE/KAYAK THE MARSH.. Bring your own canoe/kayak, life jackets, and a whistle.. Meet at DEC’s middle access road on CR 14.. This is 1.. 6 mi.. from Rt.. 68 and 2.. 5 mi.. from Rensselaer Falls.. Saturday, June 21, 2014 -.. 9:00am.. 12:00pm.. Mark Lee.. (315) 265-2723..

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  • Title: Welcome | Indian Creek Nature Center
    Descriptive info: FAMILY CAMPFIRE FRIDAY.. Join us for an evening around the campfire.. Bring your favorite campfire story or song.. We will share ours and provide some fun nighttime activities too.. S'mores will be provided.. Friday, July 11, 2014 -.. 7:30pm.. 10:00pm.. MUSHROOM WALK.. Claire Burkum of St.. Lawrence University will give an introduction to fungal identification methods (characteristics to observe, important notes to take), fungal life cycles, and the ecological roles of various fungi that we find.. We will see lichens, shelf fungi, and probably mushrooms, and also perhaps distinguish these fungi from similar (but non-fungal) organisms like slime molds.. If you have a hand lens or magnifying glass, you may find it helpful  ...   2014 -.. Claire Burkum.. 315-261-1884.. GEOLOGIC FEATURES OF THE NATURE CENTER AND THE NORTH COUNTRY.. Join John Bursnall, Geology professor at St.. Lawrence University, for a look at the geology of the Nature Center, as well as some road stops in the surrounding area.. Saturday, July 19, 2014 -.. John Bursnall.. (315) 344-7245.. Canoe Paddle.. An easy Sunday afternoon paddle to enjoy early fall color and birds.. Life jackets are required, and you might like to bring binoculars, camera, and insect repellent.. Meet at the start of the DEC middle access road on CR 14, 1.. 6 miles from NY 68.. Call for time.. Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 12:00pm.. ( 315) 379-1383..

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