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This page provides basic information on agencies that may be aware of project or volunteer opportunities among their constituent members.They include the Nature Conservancy, New York/New Jersey Trail Conference, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Hudson River Audubon Society, Putnam County Land Trust, and the Westchester County Department of Parks and Conservation.

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC).
E House
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 422-4053
FCWC Environmental Directory

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc. (FCWC) has been dedicated to environmental planning and education since 1965. FCWC was founded by diverse groups of concerned citizens interested in speaking with one voice on regional environmental matters.FCWC goals include protecting wetlands and wildlife habitats; ensuring adherence to environmental regulations; protecting and enhancing Westchester’s natural resources: it's air, land and water; promoting mass transit and fighting automobile dependent sprawl; and safeguarding and expanding our county’s parks.

Historic Westchester River Towns (http://www.hudsonriver.com/rivertowns/welcome.html)
c/o The Gold Standard
143 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-6583
Consortium of 13 municipalities along the east bank of the Hudson River, including Peekskill, Cortlandt, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Town and Village of Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Yonkers and Historic Hudson Valley. Parks and Recreation Facilities Directory.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (http://www.lnt.org/)
P.O. Box 997
Boulder, CO 80306
Toll Free: (800) 332-4100
Tel: (303) 442-8222
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands.
Scout & Scouters LNT Award (http://www.lnt.org/training/scouts/index.html)

New York Audubon Society
200 Trillium Lane
Albany, NY 12203
Fax 518-869-0737
David Miller, Exec Dir
New York Chapter Directory

New York New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of more than 95 hiking and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 100,000. East Hudson Trail Crew (http://www.nynjtc.org/committees/trailscouncil/crews/east.html) is made up of volunteers dedicated to the construction and rehabilitation of foot trails in the Southern New York and Northern New Jersey area. Volunteers must become members of the Conference to participate in these projects. A one time "guest" participation is allowed.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - Region 3
21 South Putt Corners
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 256-3000
NYSDEC exists to "conserve, improve, and protect New York State's natural resources and environment, and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well being."

Putnam County Land Trust
P.O. Box 36
Brewster, NY 10509
Putnam County Land Trust (http://www.pclt.net) is dedicated to preserving unique environmentally significant parcels of land as open spaces in perpetuity for the purposes of conservation, education and passive recreation. PCLT has over 450 acres under protection in Putnam County.

Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District
Putnam County Transit Facility
841 Fair Street
Carmel, New York 10512
(845) 878-7918
District Manager Lauri Taylor

The Nature Conservancy (Eastern): http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newyork/preserves/art13628.html Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities in Eastern New York  For more information about volunteering for the Eastern New York Chapter, please contact Emily Seifert, Volunteer Coordinator, at eseiferttnc.org or (518) 272-0195 x37.

Westchester County Parks
Robert DelTorto
Coordinator of Volunteer Programs
25 Moore Avenue, Mount Kisco 10549
E-mail: rld6westchestergov.com
914 864-7054

Westchester County-owned parks, preserves, sanctuaries and conservancies are passive recreational areas for nature study, photography and quiet reflection. Mixed-use parks have facilities for active sports. For more information about these and other county facilities visit http://www.co.westchester.ny.us/parks/ (includes maps you can print out) or call (914) 864-7000 to request brochures and bike trail maps. 
 Westchester County Parks Nature Centers (http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/NatureCenters.htm)


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