Upcoming Events

Take a look at the Western New York Land Conservancy events calendar to learn about our upcoming speaker series, nature hikes, and more. The nature hikes are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. To register for these events, please follow the instructions below each event or contact us.

DL&W Trail Open House

Larkin at Exchange
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 6 PM to 8 PM

We invite you to join us for a presentation about the DL&W Trail Project. Learn more about our early thoughts and plans, then let us know what you think…

Bringing Nature Downtown:
A New Life for an Old Rail Corridor

Saturn Club | 977 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
April 17, 2018 | 6 PM

Come and celebrate Goldfarb Financial’s 30th Year of Socially Responsible Investing as we present the WNY Land Conservancy.

Our Spring Money Talks will feature a discussion on reimagining the abandoned DL&W rail corridor as an Inspiring and Iconic Nature Trail and Park.

In Buffalo, wildlife is reclaiming an unused rail corridor. This land connects the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo near Canalside to the Buffalo River across from Solar City.

Since the fall of 2017, the Land Conservancy has been meeting with neighbors and community leaders to start a conversation about what this rail corridor could become. One possibility is an inspiring and environmentally-friendly linear park and multi-use trail.

How will you make an impact?

Past Events

Doug Tallamy: A Case for Native Plants

Niagara Power Vista
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7PM-8PM

The Land Conservancy is hosting a special talk with Doug Tallamy, famed author of “Bringing Nature Home” and “The Living Landscape.” Dr. Tallamy is a Professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.

About this talk: Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why it is important to restore biodiversity to our residential properties, and what we need to do to make our landscapes functioning ecosystems once again.

This event is a part of the Land Conservancy’s multi-year Restore the Gorge project, which will maintain and enhance the ecological diversity of the remarkable Niagara Gorge…

Kenneglenn Scenic & Nature Preserve
Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 10AM-2PM

Join Spencer Jones Yoga in a special edition of Yoga & Snowshoeing at the Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve. Kenneglenn is 131 acres of gorgeous hemlock forest, gentle rolling hills, and spectacular views of Hunters Creek Gorge. Kenneglenn is adjacent to the popular Hunters Creek County Park in Wales but is only open to the public for guided tours and special events.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a 2 hour hike through this undiscovered gem followed by a relaxing and invigorating 75 minute vinyasa yoga class inside the cozy, cabin-like offices of the Land Conservancy. Tea and snacks will be served after this one of a kind event.

Space is extremely limited and preregistration is required. Bring your own snowshoes, borrow a pair from a friend, or rent a pair from a number of fine outdoor businesses in the area. Bring your own yoga mat, dress in layers, drink plenty of water, and bring a smile.

Winter Tree ID Hike – SOLD OUT


Niagara Escarpment Preserve, Lockport
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 10AM-12PM

Bundle up and join us for a unique winter walk at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve in Lockport and learn how to identify some of our region’s trees in the wintertime. This hike will be led by guest guide and tree expert, Erik Danielsen.

Click here to see photos of this fun event on our Facebook page