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Land Conservancy Awarded $49,700 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

Land Conservancy Awarded $49,700 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

 

On Thursday, April 24, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 nonprofit land trusts across the state. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Indian Ladder Farms in Albany County as part of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day. The grants, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by nearly $1.1 million in private and local funding and will support projects to enhance public access and recreational opportunities, protect farmland and conserve open space.

Land Conservancy to Present Findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project

Land Conservancy to Present Findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy will present important findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn. The presentation is the culmination of over a year of work and is part of the Land Conservancy’s efforts to increase awareness of the importance of the escarpment, and also to find ways to protect its important resources. 

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen Wins Sustainability Award for Environmentally-Friendly Efforts

Daemen College has been presented a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) New York Upstate Chapter in honor of its campus-wide green initiatives.

Daemen President Gary A. Olson accepted the award on behalf of the college from Aliesa Adelman, who serves on the chapter’s board of directors, at a presentation held April 22 in the college’s Research and Information Commons. Also in attendance was Dr. Brenda Young, chair of the global and local sustainability program at Daemen.

“This honor underscores Daemen’s steadfast dedication and support of campus sustainability and green initiatives that are important to improving our environment,” said Olson. “We are proud of the culture of sustainability that exists at Daemen and excited to have the collaborative efforts of our faculty, staff and students recognized by the USGBC.”

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

Western New York Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo Yacht Club

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is very pleased to announce the 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo. The historic building is right on Lake Erie, and the spectacular second floor dining area and outdoor patio boast views of passing sail boats and the summer sunset. 

NTCC alerts outdoor enthusiasts about reductions in state sporting license fees

NTCC alerts outdoor enthusiasts about reductions in state sporting license fees

Attention resident and nonresident anglers and hunters! The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) wants to alert outdoor enthusiasts that New York State has made several changes to its sporting licenses this year, including a reduction in fees.

“The Niagara USA region is home to an abundance of world class fishing and wildlife so whether you are a local resident or are planning to visit the region in the future, these new sporting license fees and requirements from New York State will provide you with even more value for your dollar,” said Bill Hilts, Jr., outdoor sports specialist, NTCC. “In addition, you are also helping to enhance New York State’s natural resources as sporting license fees are earmarked for conservation efforts to support fish and wildlife programs throughout the state.”

Video Highlights Land Conservancy’s Stella Niagara Preserve Efforts

Video Highlights Land Conservancy’s Stella Niagara Preserve Efforts

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy’s efforts to create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston are featured in a new video produced by WGRZ-TV. The video is part of the “2 The Outdoors” series and originally aired on Dec. 15. 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is currently in the process of raising funds to purchase 29 acres of pristine land along the lower Niagara River, with the intent to make it a preserve that will be open to the public.

Crosby's is First WNY Convenience Store to Utilize Solar Energy

Crosby's is First WNY Convenience Store to Utilize Solar Energy

Crosby’s, Reid Petroleum, and Montante Solar have announced the installation of a 200 panel, 52 kilowatt ground mounted solar array system at the Crosby’s Lockport, New York location. This project marks the first instance of solar power usage by a Western New York convenience store.

“Throughout our history Crosby’s and Reid Petroleum have focused on doing things differently and adopting innovative approaches to everyday operations as a way to really distinguish our brand from the competition,” said Reid Group Chief Executive Officer Paul Reid. “This new solar array installation will allow us to save money and reduce energy consumption at our Lake Avenue location, while at the same time producing green, renewable power that reduces stress on the regional electric grid.”