Membership & Support

There are many ways to support the mission of Rice Creek Field Station: by becoming a member of our friend group, Rice Creek Associates, making a donation to a specific project or our general fund, or volunteering your time.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the field station.

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Rice Creek Associates (RCA), the friend group of Rice Creek Field Station (RCFS), is a community of like-minded people who share a passion for nature and a desire to support RCFS. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, reduced rates for Exploring Nature, a complimentary window cling, and a chance to win our quarterly prize drawing. All are welcome. Annual memberships start at just $5. 

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Donations to Rice Creek Field Station support a variety of projects: the Canal Forest Restoration ProjectExploring Nature and other children's programs, Small Grants to support research and scholarly activities, the Ruth Sachidanandan Herb Garden, trail maintenance, and more. Donations can be designated to a specific project or go by default to the Rice Creek Associates general fund. 

Giving by Mail

Please make checks payable to Oswego College Foundation/RCA. The memo section can specify a project if desired. Checks should be mailed to: SUNY Oswego - Rice Creek, 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, New York 13126

Online Giving

Secure online giving to Rice Creek is available through the Oswego College Foundation. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific project, please let us know by phone or email (315.312.6677 or

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers support the field station in many ways: by assisting with trail maintenance, collecting seeds and transplanting tree seedlings for the Canal Forest Restoration Project, and caring for our herb garden. We welcome volunteers from SUNY Oswego, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Oswego County, and members of the local community. Please follow the link below to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.

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