Friends Group

Friends of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

The Friends of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization that supports the Hatchery and its many programs.  Since its inception in 1994, the Friends have undertaken a number of projects to enhance staff development, increase educational and recreational opportunities for hatchery visitors, and improve fish rearing capabilities.  Some of their many accomplishments include the Brookside Picnic Shelter, purchase of 75 acres of land for the Hatchery, construction of the Time Out To Fish Pond, installation of a disabled access playground, and installation of a backup generator for Hatchery systems.

The Friends group is the only five-time winner of the Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s “Club of the Year” in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2016.

In 2002, the Friends were honored by the New York State Conservation Council as “Club of the Year.” And more recently, the Friends received the “2015 Stewardship Award” from the Central New York Recreation and Parks Society.

Friends Accomplishments:

  • Brookside Picnic Shelter (1994)
  • Purchased 75 acres land (1998)
  • Construction 1/2 acre Time Out to Fish Pond (2001)
  • Pheasant Rearing Demonstration Project (2002)
  • Installation of Disabled Access Playground (2003)
  • Computer Equipment and Installation
  • Training for Staff
  • Provide funding for sportsmen’s map and digital recreational website
  • Backup generator (2006)
  • Sign Kiosks (2011)


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