ROCHESTER, NY: SCA Earth Day at Ganondagan State Historic Site

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018 10:00 am


This April, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting 60 projects for Earth Day in honor of 60 years of SCA!

With national support from Southwest Airlines and American Express, we are aiming to connect our members, alumni, friends, and partners across the country to create a nationwide network of Earth Month celebrations.

Join SCA’s New York Excelsior Conservation Corps to help restore Ganondagan State Historic Site outside of Rochester.

Ganondagan State Historic Site is the location of a major 17th-century Seneca town and palisaded granary. The Seneca refer to Ganondagan as the Town of Peace and revere and protect the burial site of the Mother of Nations here. Three trails offer visitors the opportunity learn about the significance of plant life to the Seneca and about the historical events that occurred at the site. The park includes a traditional Seneca longhouse as well as the newly opened Seneca Art & Culture Center with interactive exhibits telling the story of Iroquois contributions to art, culture, and society.

WHEN: Saturday, April 21st, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

WHERE: Ganondagan State Historic Site, New York 444, Victor, NY 14564 (20 mins outside of Rochester)

WHAT: Volunteers will help to restore the historic site with projects including planting, trail improvements, and invasive plant removal. SCA AmeriCorps members will also host an interactive drop-in table activity to make native wildflower seed balls to help support pollinator habitat.

BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. The event will take place rain or shine so please dress for the weather!

PROVIDED: SCA will supply coffee and snacks for volunteers as well as work gloves and all project supplies. Volunteers will also receive SCA ConSERVE t-shirts.

REGISTRATION: Please RSVP and complete the online waiver form at

QUESTIONS: Contact [email protected] or 1-888-SCA-EVENTS.