Restore the Gorge Public Events

We love to give people of all ages the chance to visit and enjoy the wonders of the Niagara Gorge. This remarkable place is just one of many that makes Western New York an incredible place to live. To fortify the Niagara Gorge and restore its health, the Land Conservancy is leading “Restore the Gorge” project, a multi-year effort that will remove invasive plant species, and replace them with native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers.

We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming nature walks, volunteer work days, or community events listed below to learn about our Restore the Gorge project and all the wonders of the Niagara Gorge.  These events are free and open to everyone but space is often limited. To register, please follow the instructions below each event or contact usRegistration will open approximately 6-8 weeks before each event.

Invasive Plant Walk in the Niagara Gorge

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center | Niagara Falls
Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Niagara Gorge is home to the majority of the plant species found in the Niagara Frontier, many of them very rare. Unfortunately, the health of this sensitive environment can easily be harmed by many factors, especially the threat of exotic invasive plant species.

Join us as we explore the plant life of the Niagara Gorge with invasive species expert, Andrea Locke, who works as the coordinator for the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). Attendees should be prepared to hike up and down steep steps and on difficult terrain.

Past Events…

Geology Walk in the Niagara Gorge

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center | Niagara Falls
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Join us as we explore the geology of the Niagara Gorge where the rocks are more than 460 million years old! This hike will be led by geologist Stan Radon, an engineering geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Stan teaches geology, energy, and environmental classes at SUNY Buffalo. This promises to be a fascinating hike along the cliffs and slopes of the Niagara Gorge. Attendees should be prepared to hike up and down steep steps and on difficult terrain.

Spring Nature Walk in the Niagara Gorge

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center | Niagara Falls
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 6 – 8 PM

Residents of Niagara Falls are invited to join us for a spring nature walk in the Niagara Gorge. Come learn about the spring flowers and other budding plants, spot colorful migrating song birds, and enjoy the fresh spring air on this family-friendly walk with the Land Conservancy’s Conservation Project Manager, Graham Tuttle.