Our Partners

Thank you for your support

Thank you to our community and business sponsors who support the conservation and protection of critical natural resources in the Indian River Lakes Region, and experiences for children in nature that will teach them to be the land and water stewards of tomorrow.

connecting to nature through creating faerie houses
Kara Dry Photgraphy LLC

NYS Conservation Partnership Program

The New York State Conservation Partnership Program is an initiative that supports local land trusts in their efforts to protect and steward New York's natural resources. Administered by the Land Trust Alliance in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, this program provides funding, training, and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations engaged in land conservation and environmental stewardship across the state.

We extend our gratitude to the New York Environmental Protection Fund for its crucial role in supporting projects within the New York State Conservation Partnership Program. Their funding empowers local land trusts and conservation organizations, enabling them to undertake meaningful initiatives that contribute to the preservation and enhancement of New York's natural heritage.

The National Land Trust Alliance is a leading advocate for land conservation, working to promote policies and practices that safeguard natural and cultural resources across the United States.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is a state agency committed to promoting the responsible use and sustainable management of New York's natural resources, protecting the environment, and enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities.

Community Partners

The Algonquin to Adirondack Collaborative (A2A) is committed to preserving the ecological connectivity and resilience of the landscape between Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario and New York's Adirondack Park.

The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation  contributes to the protection and preservation of loon populations in our region. This collaboration emphasizes our shared commitment to the conservation diverse ecosystems and the species that inhabit them.

Clarkson University contributes to environmental conservation through research, education, and community partnerships, focusing on sustainable solutions and technological innovation.

Ducks Unlimited is dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and associated habitats, striving to ensure abundant waterfowl populations and biodiversity while benefiting communities and the environment.


The Elizabeth May Duvall Foundation, established in memory of the passionate advocate for children, Liz May Duvall, embodies her unwavering commitment to education and empowerment. Liz's lifelong dedication to nurturing young minds and fostering kindness is reflected in the foundation's mission to support children in achieving their dreams. Through scholarships and grants, the foundation aims to inspire and uplift children of all ages, ensuring Liz's impact continues for generations under the guiding principle, "Live Like Liz."

Friends of Recreation, Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship

The FORCES program at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Friends of Recreation, Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship) engages in education, research, and outreach to promote responsible recreation and environmental stewardship.


Hearts for Youth Inc. in the town of Alexandria is dedicated to empowering youth through educational and recreational programs, and works with us to foster a connection between young people and nature.

The Isaac Walton League of Central New York advocates for the responsible use and conservation of outdoor resources, emphasizing the importance of clean water, habitat protection, and outdoor recreation.

dock on lake

The Indian River Lakes Conservancy proudly collaborates with local lake associations. Through these partnerships, we work together to enhance the health and sustainability of the Indian River Lakes region. By combining efforts, we strive to protect water quality, preserve natural habitats, and promote community engagement for the benefit of both the environment and local residents.

The New York Federation of Lakes (NYSFOLA) is committed to the protection and management of New York's lakes and watersheds, promoting sustainable practices and community involvement in lake conservation.

The Northern New York Community Foundation is a key partner dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Northern NY through strategic philanthropy. By supporting initiatives in education, community development, and environmental conservation, they play a vital role in fostering sustainable growth and well-being of our community.

The St. Lawrence and Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) works collaboratively to prevent, detect, and manage invasive species, protecting the region's ecosystems.

The St. Lawrence River Watershed Partnership collaborates to protect and enhance the health of the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries, fostering sustainable practices and community engagement for long-term environmental well-being.

Business Partners

Fun Fact

Shoreline vegetation not only improves water quality, but it also provides important habitat for fish and wildlife.

Fish rely on fallen logs and branches for shelter, and turtles use them to sunbathe. Plants supply nesting places for birds, as well as food for numerous critters including insects, waterfowl and aquatic mammals.