Giving Back

Whether it’s participating with the community at the many worthy fundraising events, or aiding the local fire department with equipment procurement, Seneca Meadows understands that actively participating in the community is just as important as maintaining our outstanding track record of safety and environmental stewardship.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Students partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Seneca Meadows on recycling plastic bags.
With a $1,500 grant from the Seneca Meadows Landfill, Waterloo middle school students turned an environmental vision into reality. Composting lunch scraps and leaves, and recycling schoolroom trash was not enough for these ecologically conscious kids; the big picture for their “green” dream included a courtyard garden at the school. After many hours of dusty labor, their garden was planted and landscaped, and now brings new beauty and environmental benefits to their school.

We Are All In It Together

Being a good corporate citizen means providing assistance to people in need, our friends, and positively impacting the livelihoods of as many as possible in our host communities. It means listening to each other, and finding time to care about each other.
The Lil Angels 4-H club lived up to their names on Friday as they took on a community service project to beautify the region. The kindergarten through 4th graders and their leaders met at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve on Black Brook in Seneca Falls to collect native prairie seeds of varying species to plant along the Seneca Cayuga Trail. Andy Buss, Ben Zimmerman and Ben Wollman of Applied Ecological Services, the environmental organization that planted and maintains the Seneca Meadows Preserve, helped direct and organize the collection. The Lil Angels worked about an hour collecting the seeds that will be planted this spring.

This is the second group within the past month that has benefited from the successful ecological project funded by the Seneca Meadows Landfill. The 7 miles of trails at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve are open daily from dawn to dusk.

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Days of Service


Freshmen from Hobart & William Smith Colleges spent a Saturday morning in late August with staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the NYS DEC collecting native wetland plant seed at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve in Seneca Falls for planting at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. The students were participating in the Days of Service, an initiative of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the colleges.