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Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

 

Today, the Western New York Land Conservancy finalized a conservation easement on the 43-acre Mosher Farm on Keller Road in Clarence, protecting that land in perpetuity. Since purchasing the property in 2009, the Town of Clarence has leased the land to local farmers for agricultural use. Protecting the Mosher Farm was made possible by the innovative and award-winning Clarence Greenprint, an open space preservation program that provides funding for conserving natural land and farmland. 

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, and the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board cosponsored a Farmland Protection Roundtable on April 8 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in East Aurora. Nearly 100 people from five counties in Western New York came to investigate the different tools that can be used to protect farmland. 

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

Eagle Scout Project Enhances the Mill Road Scenic Overlook

 

Thanks to the efforts of Quinn Schwab and members of Boy Scout Troop #238, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook has had a cleanup. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Schwab led the cleanup of debris that was the last remnant of a long-ago farm dump that had been hidden in a ravine on the property. 

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

TRIVIA NIGHT at Tifft Nature Preserve

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Trivia Night FUNdraiser To Support Tifft Nature Preserve December 12

BUFFALO, NY (December 2, 2014) - Tifft Nature Preserve (Tifft), Buffalo’s natural treasure at the Outer Harbor, will host its second annual Trivia Night FUNdraiser on Friday, December 12 (rescheduled from November 21 due to the storm) from 7-9pm to benefit its educational programs, conservation efforts, and nonprofit mission.

Teams of four or individual participants are invited to show off their trivia knowledge of fun and easy facts from their favorite nature-themed television shows, movies and commercials. Teams will enjoy a rousing evening of treats and prizes as well as some interactive surprises incorporating popular board games that participants will be sure to enjoy. 

FUNdraiser for Tifft - "As Seen on TV" TRIVIA NIGHT this Friday

FUNdraiser for Tifft - "As Seen on TV" TRIVIA NIGHT this Friday

Trivia Night FUNdraiser To Support Tifft Nature Preserve November 21

BUFFALO, NY (November 6, 2014) - Tifft Nature Preserve (Tifft), Buffalo’s natural treasure at the Outer Harbor, will host its second annual Trivia Night FUNdraiser on Friday, November 21 from 7-9pm to benefit its educational programs, conservation efforts, and nonprofit mission.

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates the Opening of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora

 

After a multi-year community effort that raised more than $650,000 to save one of the most iconic and cherished properties along the WNY Southtowns Scenic Byway, the Mill Road Scenic Overlook is now protected and a roadside pull-off is in place to allow for safe access to the property’s extraordinary views. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 30, the project team cut a ribbon to open the overlook to the public and celebrate the hundreds of supporters who led the community effort.