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Our Work

Rochester Ecology Partners improve community connectedness through the power of nature. Our organization works to improve individual, community, and environmental well-being and contributes to an educational system that connects people in our city to nature, the places they live, and each other. 
Neighborhood Nature Progam

Nature Based Learning

We partner with schools and community organizations to develop and deliver nature education programming for young people, and families.


Community Building

We organize activities that build the connection community members have with the environment and each other.



Swap-It Saturday Part 2

Swap-It Saturday Part 2

February 11, 2023 10:30 am - 2:00 pm Arnett Library See below for pricing

The first one was such a success we are doing it again. Join us to find nature this winter by swapping plants, books, and conversation!  Nature can be found on a windowsill or in a good story. We will gather at the Arnett Library in the community room with books and...

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Our programs are in their early stages of development. Pilot programs and introductory experiences are growing into sustainable initiatives with the help of donors and supporters. Please consider making a donation or getting involved.

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Find A Way

Find a way. When I have something I’m trying to sort out I’ll often head into the woods. This time I was camping along the Finger Lakes Trail trying to figure out if I should leave classroom teaching to pursue building something, I wasn’t quite sure what yet, that...

Community-Engaged Learning Award

The St. John Fisher College Community-Engaged Learning Program recently awarded Rochester Ecology Partners a Reciprocity Award for our work with students in Dr. Jim Bowman’s community writing course. Channing Harell, Brooklyn Kicherer, Hailey Rice, and Chloe Wu piloted survey questions and analysis for our newly launched Environmental Organization Landscape Analysis project. Their work informs how we go about building a better understanding and stronger network of the organizations creating a more just and sustainable Rochester.

Emil Muller Foundation Grant Will Foster A Better Understanding of Environmental Organizations in the Greater Rochester Region

Rochester Ecology Partners (REP) was recently awarded a $20,000.00 grant from the Emil Muller Foundation for a project that will lead to a better understanding of environmental nonprofit organizations in the Rochester Region. The Environmental Organization Landscape Analysis this grant supports will lead to greater alignment and collaboration between organizations and partners from other sectors. This project furthers REP’s mission of connecting all people to nature where they live, work and play by fostering relationships and developing publicly available resources for community members seeking to influence a more just and sustainable future for our community.