Projects

Grants in Support of Research at Rice Creek Field Station were established in 1996 with RCA, awarding several small grants each year.  

Rice Creek Associates Reflections are talks about local ecology and environmental themes of interest to the community.  Some speakers have shared their  presentations online.

Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden at Rice Creek Field Station was the inspiration of RCA member Ruth Sachidanandan, who chaired the original herb garden committee. Other members of the original group included Norman Gillette, Muriel Harrison, and Joyce Rice. The garden was planned by the RCA committee and construction was begun in 1987 by members of the Oswego County Conservation Corps. Planting was completed during the summers of 1989 and 1990.  After Ruth Sachidanandan's untimely passing in 1990, Rice Creek Associates decided to honor her by naming the garden the Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden.  The Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden booklet  is available.  A dedicated group of volunteers have helped to maintain this garden for many years including Marilyn Pirkle, Joyce Rice, Suzanne Stout, and Evie Taylor.  Since 2014, Rice Creek grounds-worker, Alan Harris, works maintenance on the garden with the help of student workers and student volunteers. We welcome volunteers from the community, May to September; inquire by stopping by or emailing rcfs@oswego.edu or call 315-312-6677.

Rice Creek Associates Newsletter  is distributed to the membership, seasonal, at least four times by year. It contains news of events at Rice Creek and articles of interest to the membership. Contributors include field station staff, RCA members, and others as appropriate. Your input is welcome, and can be addressed to Mike Holy.  Please consider receiving your newsletter by email.