The Friends of Clark Reservation State Park help maintain, preserve, and interpret the exquisite natural settings of Clark Reservation State Park of central New York. Originally known as the Council of Park Friends, the nonprofit organization was created in 1980 to promote appreciation of the Parks as educational resources.

Among the early trail blazers was Mildred Faust whose botany course at Syracuse University used Clark Reservation State Park as a classroom. She is honored today by a kiosk at Clark provided with the support of  the Council of Park Friends.  

Board of Stewards and Trustees
Tina Redmond, Chair                                                     
Martha Loew, Vice Chair                                                 Angela Weiler
Diane Kuehn, Treasurer                                                  Gordon Heiser
Whitney Lash-Marshall, Secretary                                  Karen Sheckells
Dean Kolts                                                                        Sarah Smith
Amy Doherty                                                                    Amos Vryhof  (ad hoc)



The Friends of Clark Reservation State Park operate the Nature Center at Clark Reservation. Our Naturalists offer programming on the botany, geology, and wildlife of the park through a series of scheduled events.

The core function of  our nonprofit organization is nature education.  Special requests by school groups, seniors, youth and those with special needs are met as well.

We partner with like-minded groups dedicated to preserving the natural environment and informing the public on environmental issues.


Our newsletter, The Clark Chronicle, is published quarterly and mailed to all Friends of Clark Reservation State Park members.