Can they be safely used to reduce the spread of disease?
Cary scientists warn of increasing health risks to the public.
Mobile app will use citizen scientists to collect data.
Students are challenged to creatively use data from our local watershed.



Our Trails & Campus

Note: Due to snow/icy conditions, the Cary hiking trails will not be opening to the public on April 1. The lowland area and some roads will be open; please inquire about what is publicly accessible before visiting our campus. 845 677-5343.

On the Radio

Road Salt


In the U.S. alone, some 15 million tons of salt is applied to roadways each year. While its use has real benefits, in terms of safety and navigation, there have been cumulative costs to the environment.

Our Science

Freshwater Health

Monitoring the quality of our streams, lakes, and rivers.

Research assistant performing Lyme disease fieldwork

Infectious Diseases

Illuminating how environmental conditions shape disease risk.



Innovating practices that balance human needs with ecosystem health.

Invasive Species

Understanding how invasive species impact our forest and freshwater resources.

Climate Change

Preparing for the future, from extreme weather to species shifts.

Outreach & Education

Educating decision makers, teachers, students, and the general public.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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