The Utica Marsh Council was founded originally to advise the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation on the management plan for the Mohawk River floodplain. The council became incorporated with non-profit status in 1988 in order to seek funding for its projects and goals. The Council coordinates educational programs for the greater Utica community and also works to improve trails and facilities at the Marsh. Under the bylaws, the purpose of the Council are:
  • to promote knowledge of the marsh and floodplain and environmental processes taking place at the marsh;
  • to work for conservation of marsh resources;
  • to expand access of the marsh for community use;
  • to serve as a forum for discussion of issues affecting the marsh and the Mohawk River floodplain;
  • to take positions on issues, concerns, and projects affecting the marsh and floodplain and to contact agencies, news media, and officials as appropriate; and
  • to implement, monitor, and recommend revisions, as appropriate, to the Utica Marsh Management Plan.
If you are interested in joining the council or just becoming a volunteer, please download the form below. Membership fees are $10/yr (individual) and $15/yr (family).
Membership Form

Contact Laura Weiser-Erlandson, UMC President, for more details at: