Mothers Falls: a new nature preserve with spectacular waterfalls!
We have just begun our newest project – creating the Mothers Falls Preserve just south of East Aurora. This 57-acre forested property has a meandering creek that carved a 100-ft ravine and two gorgeous waterfalls. Its deep hemlock woods, vernal pools, and forested wetland are home to migrating birds, declining frogs and salamanders, and rare wildflowers. The property also includes mature headwater forests, which, along with the wetlands, are vital to maintaining water quality in the Buffalo River and Niagara River watersheds. We signed a contract with the owners that gives us until October 2016 to purchase the property. If not permanently protected, the opportunity for public access will be lost and the forest will likely be developed…
Roycroft Film Society: Rebels with a Cause
Sunday, March 13 at 4pm Parkdale Auditorium (141 Girard Ave, East Aurora)
This year, the Roycroft Film Society is partnering with the Western New York Land Conservancy to present a documentary of community interest.
This film tells the story of San Francisco area citizens who overcame countless obstacles to protect open space along the seashore. Even if you have traveled there, you may not have known that the magnificent area was preserved due to the dogged efforts of ordinary people. The film is beautiful and inspiring, and you may find yourself thinking about preserving open space in our own area. The Roycroft Film Society is a division of the Roycroft Campus. Tickets are $6 for Film Society members, and $8 for non-members. A post-film discussion will feature, our own Executive Director, Nancy Smith, as well as Loren Smith from […]