Volunteers needed for Honeysuckle Harvest
Thursday, July 13 from 10am – 1pm
In honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Western New York Land Conservancy is partnering with the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) to remove honeysuckle from the Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in Wales and we need your help! PRISM staff will train all volunteers how to identify and remove honeysuckle and other woody invasives. Tools and lunch will be provided.
A new nature preserve on Grand Island
In the heart of the Niagara River, the 140-acre Assumption Forest is teeming with life–a vibrant wild woodland where clean, cool water bubbles up from the ground and the sounds of wildlife fill the air.
This forest is one of the largest tracts of forest left on Grand Island. Passing migratory songbirds flutter down to rest on the limbs of majestic oaks, while blue-spotted salamanders make their home on the forest floor below. The forest’s landscape holds the history of the last glaciers, and its trees hold stories from a time gone by. With your help, we can protect this remarkable place forever.
We plan to host hikes here later this year, so check our website for dates. Please reach out to us to learn more; and please donate to make the Assumption Forest Preserve a reality.
Creating Buffalo’s very own High Line
In Buffalo, an abandoned rail line links Downtown to the Buffalo River. Running through backyards, businesses, and parks, it connects the historic neighborhoods of The First Ward and The Valley.
The Land Conservancy is beginning a process to transform this rail line into a new, innovative rail trail. This signature project could be our very own version of the world-famous “High Line” in Manhattan.
Last month we were awarded $50,000 from the The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to initiate the rail trail.
We are at the very beginning of this effort and we need your support! Check our website for updates and opportunities to visit this special place!
Will you be a champion of the rail trail? Donate today…