Land Conservancy hires a new Community Engagement Director
The Land Conservancy welcomed Rachel Chrostowski as the newest member of their staff on April 6, 2015. As Community Engagement Director, Rachel will increase the public’s engagement with the Land Conservancy’s work.
Rachel has a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from SUNY Geneseo; however, her education in earth science started at a much earlier age. She credits her geologist mother with her deep love of the natural environment, appreciation for open space, and strong conservation values. Before coming to work for the Land Conservancy in April 2015, Rachel was a planner for over eight years in Erie and Livingston Counties where she worked to recertify and consolidate agricultural districts, organized training events for local government, supported regional planning initiatives, and more.
Rachel is excited to work closely with volunteers and the community to advance the Land Conservancy’s mission to permanently preserve natural spaces and to protect our region’s farmland for future generations.
May 2: Wildflower Hike at Niagara Escarpment Preserve
Spring is finally here and the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a wildflower hike at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve to celebrate its arrival. The hike will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 1pm to 3pm.
The Niagara Escarpment Preserve is a 36-acre property on Leete Road in Lockport, protected by the Land Conservancy in 2011. It is rich in flora and fauna because of its location on the Niagara Escarpment, a unique rock formation that extends 750 miles across Ontario and into Wisconsin.
The wildflower hike will be led by Ed Fuchs, Joanne Schlegel, and Erin Redding. Ed and Joanne are […]