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Legislator Mills: Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is Saturday

Legislator Mills: Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is Saturday

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills reminds residents that the county is hosting a Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Erie Community College South Campus. Please enter from Big Tree Road - Route 20A via Abbott Road.

 

Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

You take flight. Only feathers, muscle, and air power your movement through the sky. The journey is long and dangerous but your survival, and the survival of your kind, depends on it.  Green, brown, and a vastness of blue give way to concrete human habitats absent of food, water, or shelter. After thousands of miles of evading predation, formidable weather and countless other hazards, you arrive. Your journey has ended this Spring only to begin again in the Fall. This is the way of your species. This is bird migration.

National Grid Plants More Than 115 Trees at Tifft Nature Preserve to Help Tree Regeneration Project

National Grid Plants More Than 115 Trees at Tifft Nature Preserve to Help Tree Regeneration Project

More than 25 National Grid executives and employees assisted Tifft Nature Preserve ecological technicians and staff employees in the planting of more than 115 new trees at Tifft Nature Preserve in efforts to replace invasive trees with ecologically friendly species. The day of tree planting is just one example of the commitment National Grid has in Western New York to be an environmentally responsible and good corporate citizen.

National Grid’s tree planting volunteerism was in conjunction with Tifft Nature Preserve’s tree regeneration project which is being funded by a $300,000 grant from the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee (GESC).  The Committee is affiliated with the Niagara River Greenways Fund, established by the New York Power Authority as part of the re-licensing of the Niagara Power Project.

Forest Lawn Is For The Birds!

Forest Lawn Is For The Birds!

It seems Forest Lawn, located at 1411 Delaware Avenue in the city of Buffalo, truly is “for the birds.” With a plentiful variety of seed and fruit trees and spring-fed lakes, Forest Lawn provides a much-welcomed green-space respite for birds migrating northward each spring, making this historic spot in the heart of the city the perfect place for bird watching.

Dennis Gralak, a member of the Ornithological Society of Buffalo, will lead a series of two-hour bird-watching walks through this beautifully landscaped cemetery. A bird enthusiast for more than 20 years, Dennis has led birding field trips in 28 states across the country.

These walks are open to all seasoned birders as well as those interested in learning more about birding. Binoculars and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Walks will take place rain or shine.

Erie County Legislators Announce Hazardous Waste Drop-off dates - May 18 & June 15

Erie County Legislators Announce Hazardous Waste Drop-off dates - May 18 & June 15

The Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus announces that the 2013 Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days have been scheduled:

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Erie Community College North Campus, enter from Wehrle Drive
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Erie Community College South Campus, enter from Big Tree Road - Route 20A via Abbott Road

Items which can be brought to the site for free, proper disposal include:

Spring EGG-stravaganza at Tifft!

Spring EGG-stravaganza at Tifft!

Buffalo, NY (March 12, 2013) – Tifft Nature Preserve is the place to be to welcome spring!  Spring Egg-stravaganza! An annual celebration of animals that hatch from eggs will take place on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Tifft Nature Preserve, the environmental education site of the Buffalo Museum of Science.     

SPRING EGG-STRAVAGANZA! A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS THAT HATCH FROM EGGS
Friday, March 29   10AM – 2PM
Non-Members: $7 per person; Museum Members save 10%

Drop in for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve!  Admission fee covers:

Panel Discussion: Dangerous Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

 

DETROIT (January 9, 2013) –Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The Nature Conservancy announce a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes