First Fridays in the Field: A Volunteer Work Day

Photo: John Smith


2:00 PM—5:30 PM


Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve—town of West Danby, Tompkins County


Please RSVP with Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman by emailing or calling 607-275-9487.


Join staff and volunteers on the first Friday of every month, from May through October, for FLLT nature preserve management activities and socializing. If you are looking for a good reason to take off a half day on a Friday, this is it! Work sessions will be held from 2:00-4:30pm, followed by a social hour from 4:30-5:30. Tools, work gloves, light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

The Lindsay-Parsons Preserve is one of FLLT’s flagship preserves, and also one of the biggest. Because of its size and extensive trail system, much work is needed to maintain the trails throughout the season. Please join us for a variety of trail maintenance activities, which will include: pruning, re-blazing markers, and clearing the trails of brush, sticks, and branches. We will reconvene for snacks, and a cold beverage in a beautiful spot overlooking Coleman Lake.

All skill levels and abilities are welcome.  Work Days are held rain or shine, but may be cancelled due to extreme weather.


The Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve is located in West Danby, about 8 miles from Ithaca. Take Rt. 13 south from Ithaca, then take Rt. 34/96 south to West Danby. Most of the preserve is located on the east side of the highway, across from Sylvan Drive and the West Danby Fire Station. Ample parking is available about 1/2 mile south of Sylvan Drive, on the east side of the road. Entrance to the parking lot is at the top of a hill, opposite a house and barn.

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