Let your mind expand and your spirit roam during our upcoming outdoor events…

Hike with us and learn about Niagara Gorge plant life!

The Niagara Gorge is home to thousands of different plants, including many rare ones! Sadly, in many places, harmful invasive species have taken a stronghold and are damaging the health of this sensitive ecosystem. The gorge needs our help.

We have been working hard to “Restore the Gorge” by removing invasive plant species, and replace them with native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers.

Join us on Wednesday, August 1st, from 6-8pm, as we explore the plant life of the Niagara Gorge with invasive species expert, Andrea Locke, Coordinator for the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).

Sign up for the plant hike in the Gorge

Hiking and yoga at the new Owens Falls Sanctuary!

Saturday, August 18th, 10am-1:30pm, $30

Join the Land Conservancy and Spencer Jones in a special edition of Yoga & Hiking at The Owens Falls Sanctuary. Owens Falls is 57 acres of gorgeous hemlock forest surrounding a deep shale ravine, with spectacular views of two waterfalls that run through it. The Owens Falls Sanctuary was recently protected forever thanks to your support and the new hiking trails are now open!

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a leisurely hike through this remarkable preserve teeming with wildlife, followed by a grounding and invigorating vinyasa yoga class among the hemlocks and oaks.

Tea and snacks will be served and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to benefit the Land Conservancy. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Parking is also extremely limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Wear durable footwear and dress for the elements. This event will run rain or shine unless severe weather occurs. Join us as we connect the wilderness outside to the wilderness within.

Embrace your Forest Yogi

A new life for the DL&W corridor – through the eyes of the community

After a year-long community engagement process of coffee shop meetings, special events, surveys, and more, we have completed the vision plan for the DL&W corridor and we are so excited for you to see it. We asked for your ideas and your input and we complied all we heard from direct neighbors, community leaders, local businesses, and from regional and national experts! We can’t wait for you to see how your vision has come together!

See the plan your vision created

Creature Feature – Northern Flying Squirrel

Cool facts about NFS:
• Nocturnal
• Make cozy nests with lichen
• Eat plant stuffs, fungi, insects, etc.
• The fold of skin that helps them glide (not fly) is called the patagium
• They live in NYS!

Glide on over here for a Flying Squirrel podcast