Land Conservancy Projects Receive Awards
We are thrilled to announce that two Land Conservancy initiatives have won awards. One is a planning award from the American Planning Association, and the second is a landscape preservation award from Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
The Clarence Greenprint Program was chosen for the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association (APA) 2014 Award for Outstanding Planning in the Implementation Category. The award was presented at the APA’s annual dinner on May 15. The Clarence Greenprint is an open space preservation program funded by a $12.5 million bond authorization, voted in by the town in 2002. In 2003, the Clarence Town Board approved a resolution appointing the Land Conservancy as the agent in planning and implementing the Greenprint. Through 2013, $6.8 million dollars had been used to protect more than 1,200 acres of meadows, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic views, and working farms.
The Mill Road Scenic Overlook was chosen for the 2014 Preservation Buffalo Niagara award for landscape preservation. After several years of effort by the entire community, the Town of Aurora now owns the 60-acre Mill Road Scenic Overlook property, and the Land Conservancy holds a conservation easement on it, protecting it in perpetuity. Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s 6th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony & Luncheon, honoring the Mill Road Scenic Overlook and other winners, will be held at noon on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Kleinhans Music Hall. We welcome you to join the Land Conservancy at the event. For more details, go to the Preservation Buffalo Niagara Website.
June 7 Bird Tour at Stella Niagara