General News

Strategic Plan 2022-2025

A recent HCCE Board and Staff planning effort identified top organizational priorities, specific areas for growth, and one ongoing challenge.

Open Lodge & Grounds Accessibility Project: Opening New Doors to Nature

Announcing a new project to improve accessibility of the Harris Center grounds and create a new outdoor gathering space for events both large and small.

Harris Center Kestrels Win the Superbowl of Birding

The Harris Center “Kestrels” placed first in the birding competition, and raised funds for kestrel conservation efforts.

Exemplary Educator, Volunteers & Partners Honored at 2023 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several exemplary partners and volunteers at our 53rd Annual Meeting on October 22.

Summer Camp Adventures

This summer, we savored every bit of sunshine with over 200 adventurous campers, spending time on the trails and in the fields, paddling local ponds, climbing boulders, and scaling mountains.

Celebrating Pride Month at the Harris Center

In honor of Pride Month, Harris Center staffer Audrey Dunn reflects on nature and conservation through a queer lens.

First-ever Eleanor Briggs Award Presented to Author Sy Montgomery

Renowned author Sy Montgomery received the newly established Eleanor Briggs Award at this year’s special event for supporters, “Turtles All the Way!”

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion — 2022 Update

The Harris Center remains committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all, regardless of racial or religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic means, or range of physical ability.

To Our Business Partners — Thank You!

Harris Center Business Partners — notably, Santander Consumer USA and M&T Bank — have supported our environmental education work through significant contributions.

Mud Season 101

How to successfully navigate Mud Season: hike responsibly, pick up after your dog, and check for ticks!

The Superbowl of Birding: An Update from the Harris Center “Kestrels”

The Harris Center “Kestrels” placed second in the birding competition, but won big for kestrel conservation efforts.

Inaugural Hike-a-thon A Success!

In October, hikers of all ages explored Harris Center trails during our first-ever Hike-a-thon, raising a total of $2,558 toward building benches for the Harris Center grounds and trails.