Friends of Sterling nature center

Friends of Sterling

The Friends of the Sterling Nature Center is an organization, established to promote the development and preservation of the Sterling park. This spectacular 1400 acre site, with nearly two miles of Lake Ontario shoreline, has been granted a conservation easement by the State of New York.


This unique park features glacially-formed bluffs, with scenic vistas of Lake Ontario. Its varied terrain of wetlands, vernal ponds, woodland, creeks and meadows is home to diverse species of wildlife and plants. This diversity of land and species offers numerous opportunities for education and recreation.





It is our challenge, to foster a positive balance between peoples use of the land, while preserving its natural habitat.







We invite you to join us. Our success depends upon your volunteer efforts and financial support.

What Your Membership Does for the Center: Supports our mission to enhance each visitor's appreciation and awareness of the natural world. Provides for physical improvements to the Nature Center. Maintains Public Access to one of Upstate New York's most diverse natural areas. Ensures the development of nature related programs.


What your Friends Membership does for You:
  • Nature Center Quarterly Publication
  • A Membership Card and Decal
  • Voting privileges
  • Program Discounts and Special "Members Only" Opportunities
To become a Member:

Membership Form
Print and mail with a check payable to:

Friends of Sterling Nature Center
PO Box 216
Sterling, New York 13156

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Education
  • Fund raising or Membership drive
  • Trail building
  • Signs
  • Publications or Presentations
  • Exhibits
  • Research
  • Carpentry (Jensvold house & Pavilions)
  • Buildings preservation: Electrical, Heating, Plumbing, Roofing, Painting
  • Gardening

Your skills and help are needed.

Please call (315)947-6143 for more information.