On Saturday, May 15th, the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board honored the Cayuga Nature Center’s Summer Camp Program as the recipient of the thirteenth annual Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Award. The award was established in 2003 by the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board to honor Dr. Fischer for his significant efforts to preserve important environmental resources in the Town. The Saturday ceremony included a planting of a tulip poplar tree in honor of the award on the East Ithaca Recreation Way.
From the Town of Ithaca Conservation Board:
“The Cayuga Nature Center’s Summer Camp Program is being honored for their thirty years of annual contributions to the education of Ithaca’s youth, providing positive outdoor experiences to preschool naturalists, nature-based artists, explorers and scientists aged 3 to teens. By helping out children learn to understand nature, feel at home outdoors, and help with the stewardship of our natural areas, this camp forms citizens we may trust to conserve planet Earth.”