Conservation Corner

Image of the fall foliage within mendon ponds park
We all love our parks.

Please help protect our parks and be responsible caretakers when enjoying the great outdoors.


Field Guides

Keep track of the birds you see in the Monroe County Parks (compliments of the Rochester Birding Association):

Birding Checklist

keep track of the trees, plants, flowers, and shrubs you see in the Poet's Garden of Highland Park, and the park itself (compliments of the Highland Park Conservancy):

Horticulture Checklist

Monroe County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force (MCEABTF)

The Monroe County Parks Department, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation coordinates the MCEABTF. This is a volunteer organization of forestry professionals, scientists, natural resource managers, local officials, and private citizens. MCEABTF has organized to facilitate a science-based response to the economic, ecological, and public safety impacts within the forests and communities of Monroe County.