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The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

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Volunteers Welcome to Help Audubon’s Roadside Cleanup

Volunteers Welcome to Help Audubon’s Roadside Cleanup

Jamestown, NY – Twice a year, volunteers pick up trash along Audubon’s adopted section of Route 62 from Riverside Road, where the Audubon Center & Sanctuary is located, south to the Pennsylvania state line.

Anyone who would like to enjoy some fresh air and good company is invited to join this worthwhile endeavor from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 4.

Rain or shine, volunteers will meet at the Nature Center at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. After donning a bright orange vest, they will ride in the van to Audubon’s section of highway.

After matching orange trash bags are filled with refuse that has intentionally or accidentally ended up on the sides of the road, workers will return to the Nature Center.

Dedicated Audubon volunteer Denny Anderson will again head this effort, as he has for many years.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

Remembering the Jay Treaty on Native American Day

 

In the United States, we celebrate Native American Day on the fourth Friday of September. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans as the first to settle in the U.S., and people are encouraged to spend the day learning more about Native American history and culture. In honor of Native American Day on Sept. 26, we will be discussing the Jay Treaty in today’s blog. 

The Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and The United States of America (otherwise known as the Jay Treaty) was a 1795 treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain. This treaty was credited with averting war, resolving previous disputes and facilitating 10 years of peaceful trade between the two countries. 

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Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Beer Week will once again dominate the local craft beer scene as the 10-day celebration returns for its fifth year.  Running from Thursday, September 25th – Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Buffalo Beer Week will once again feature dozens of unique events at bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, including many breweries that have opened over the last few months.

“One thing is clear: Buffalo loves beer and for that reason Buffalo Beer Week celebrates Buffalo!” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, which organizes the annual festival. “Our Beer Week honors Western New York’s rich brewing history while showcasing the tremendous revival of our craft beer culture that’s currently sweeping the region.”

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Audubon Traveling to Allenburg Bog

Audubon Traveling to Allenburg Bog

Jamestown, NY – Pitcher plants, Sundews, cranberries: these plants don’t grow just anywhere. They need the special conditions that can be provided only by a bog.

On Saturday morning, October 11, 2014, nature photographer Gary Cuckler will lead an Audubon Center & Sanctuary field trip on an exploration of a floating bog.

A visit to the Allenburg Bog is deemed significant enough to be included on Audubon’s 2014 Bucket List of awesome natural history opportunities to experience before one “kicks the bucket.” The outing is planned for peak fall foliage time.

Also known to some as Waterman’s Swamp, Congdon’s Pond, and Owlenburg Bog, the Allenberg Bog is located on the border of the towns of Napoli and New Albion, New York, in Cattaraugus County. This unique and fascinating 390-acre refuge is a jewel of the Buffalo Audubon Preserve System.