Central New York Conservancy Facts
The Central New York Conservancy is a nonprofit organization which was founded in June, 2002.
The Conservancy promotes stewardship, historic preservation and restoration, ecological health, beautification of public spaces, maintenance and management of sustainable practices, and community partnerships.
Conservancy partners include the City of Utica, the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica, the Utica Zoological Society, the Utica City School District, the Children's Museum, The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, The Oneida County Historical Society, and local and regional Garden Clubs.
The Conservancy has completed a number of restoration and preservation projects within F.T. Proctor Park, T.R. Proctor Park, Roscoe Conkling Park/Valley View, and along the Memorial Parkway including the following:
- Restoration of the Lily Pond and Fountain – F.T. Proctor Park
- Bathhouse Restoration – F.T. Proctor Park
- Installation of Park Sign and Fencing – F.T. Proctor Park
- Planting of Trees, Shrubs, Bulbs – F.T. Proctor Park & Parkway
- Creation of an Allee of Trees – F.T. Proctor Park
- Redesigning and Replanting of Parkway Monument Flower Beds
- Planting of American Elms (with City of Utica) – Parkway
- Planting of Flowering Cherry Trees (with Proctor High School NJROTC) – Culver Avenue
- Removal of Non-Native, Invasive Plants and Shrubs – F.T. Proctor, T.R. Proctor and Roscoe Conkling Parks
- Restoration of Stone Staircases and Walking Paths – F.T. Proctor Park
- Installation of the Peony Garden – Memorial Parkway
- Creation of the Memorial Grove – F.T. Proctor Park