Local Associations/Agencies

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Region 7 is located in central New York and includes Onondaga Lake, the Salmon River, the shoreline of Lake Ontario, several Finger Lakes, and over 110 state forests. The main regional DEC office is located in Syracuse with sub-offices in Cortland, Sherburne and Kirkwood. Learn more at www.dec.ny.gov or call (315) 426-7400. 

Izaak Walton League CNY Chapter

The Central New York chapter was formed in 1989 by conservationists, anglers, hunters, and nature lovers to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore central New York's soil, air, woodlands, waters, and wildlife. New members welcome. Learn more at www.cnyiwla.org.

Oneida Lake Association

The Oneida Lake Association (OLA) was founded in 1945 to protect, restore and preserve the natural resources of Oneida Lake and its surrounding ecosystem. New members welcome. Learn more at www.oneidalakeassociation.org.

New York State Parks - Central Region

The Central Region of NYS Parks includes glacially carved lakes, lush forested valleys, a military fort, waterfalls, segments of the Erie Canal, 19th century estates, and more. Learn more at www.parks.ny.gov/regions/ or call (315) 492-1756.

Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery

Since its inception in 1994, the Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery, located in Elbridge, have undertaken a number of projects to enhance staff development, increase educational and recreational opportunities for hatchery visitors, and improve fish rearing capabilities. Some of their many accomplishments include the Brookside Picnic Shelter, purchase of 75 acres of land for the Hatchery, construction of the Time Out To Fish Pond, installation of a disabled access playground, and installation of a backup generator for Hatchery systems. New members welcome. Learn more at www.cnytrout.com.

Are you part of an organization/agency dedicated to fishing, fisheries, etc. in Central New York and would like to be listed as a resource on this page? Please send your website url and contact info, name/phone, along with a brief description of your organization/agency to us at parks@ongov.net. All information listed is subject to approval.