Native Plants and Pollinators with “Plant Lady” Sally Cunningham

Do you want to use native plants in your own garden? From 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 4th, Sally Cunningham will be speaking at the Niagara Falls Public Central Library. Find out how you can turn your yard into a haven for pollinators and birds by adding native plants, just as we are doing in the Niagara Gorge.

Sally Cunningham is our region’s favorite native plant expert and recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award at our recent Gala.

Don’t miss her talk – there is no cost to attend, but we ask everyone to register in advance. Click here to register for Sally’s talk, or call the Land Conservancy office at (716) 687-1225.

Fall Farm Tour at Maybe Someday Farm 

Join us for a family-friendly tour of Maybe Someday Farm in Marilla, led by farm owner, Lee Dobbins. The tour will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 15th.

Maybe Someday Farm is a fun place for people of all ages to visit. You’ll be spending time with their friendly pigs, sheep, llamas, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and more! They also have a farm store where you can purchase a wide variety of meat, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup, and pumpkins. The tour will be followed by a hayride around the farm so attendees can take in the beautiful fall foliage! This farm was protected in 2002 thanks to a partnership between the landowner, the Land Conservancy, and the Town of Marilla.

While event registration is free, on the day of the hike we suggest a donation of $5 per person to the Maybe Someday Farm to support their work. Space is limited to the first 25 people. Please register by clicking here, or by calling the Land Conservancy office at (716) 687-1225.

Tour attendees should wear appropriate footwear such as boots or other shoes that can handle a little mud.

A Triumphant Event – Our 2017 Gala 

On Tuesday, September 26th, 275 people gathered at Statler City in downtown Buffalo to celebrate an exciting year in conservation. Attendees enjoyed fabulous live gypsy jazz music, fun cocktails, a great dinner, a lovely awards ceremony, and a spirited auction led by Kelly Schultz. The whole night was emceed by Steve Tasker.

Guests of Honor Barbara and Don Owens were recognized for their efforts to save The Owens Falls Sanctuary in Aurora. “Plant Lady” Sally Cunningham received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her lifelong work promoting native plants and conservation. Renowned ecological landscape designer Darrel Morrison was the recipient of the Henry J. Kreher Conservation Award, for his work on our Stella Niagara Preserve and the Niagara Gorge.

An anonymous donor contributed a $15,000 challenge gift in support of the Land Conservancy’s work, which was matched thanks to the generosity of the gala attendees!
We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to making the 2017 gala a success! We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors, including our main sponsor West Herr. We are especially grateful to our entire Gala Committee, our co-chairs Robert Giannetti and Grace Meibohm, and our honorary chairs SUNY Fredonia President Dr. Virginia Horvath, Senator Chris Jacobs, and Senator Tim Kennedy.

We hope you can join us for next year’s gala in 2018.

To see more pictures of guests enjoying themselves, head to our Facebook page here.