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WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum
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WNY Land Conservancy to Hold Annual Meeting and Reception at Buffalo History Museum


The Western New York Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that its 2015 Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Buffalo History Museum in Delaware Park, Buffalo. The Buffalo History Museum, which is a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1901 for the Pan-American Exposition and is the only surviving permanent structure from the exposition. 

According to WNYLC Executive Director Nancy Smith, “We are really looking forward to this year’s annual meeting and anticipate a great turnout! This fun event is an important opportunity for our members to gather and celebrate our accomplishments in a festive setting. We also love for non-members to join us so they can learn more about the work that we do. We look forward to seeing everyone as we share stories of this year’s conservation successes, enjoy hors d’oeurves and beverages, and plan for the year ahead!”

Since 1991, the Land Conservancy has protected more than 6,000 acres of remarkable places throughout the region, and its impact continues to grow exponentially. The Land Conservancy saw much success in 2014, which began with the permanent protection of the Mill Road Scenic Overlook in the Town of Aurora as well as the 90-acre Meyer Farm in Eden Valley. The Land Conservancy also performed the first comprehensive inventory of the ecological, geological, scenic and cultural resources of the Niagara County portion of the Niagara Escarpment. The Western New York and Upstate New York Chapters of the American Planning Association awarded the Clarence Greenprint Program their 2014 “Planning Excellence Award for Implementation.” 

Already this year, both the Mosher Farm in Clarence and the North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve have been permanently protected. To date, the organization has raised more than $3 million on its most ambitious project ever, the Stella Niagara Preserve in the Town of Lewiston, and hope to open the preserve later this summer! 

At the annual meeting, the WNYLC will be electing or reelecting several Board members, including Robbyn Drake, Deborah Fenn and John Hughes. Robbyn is Director of Citizen Action with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Deborah is a retired high school teacher from West Valley Central School and vice president of the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail. John worked as a civil engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation and is a member of the Town of Aurora Open Space Committee. 

Tickets prices for the annual meeting are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. To attend the event and support the Land Conservancy’s work, please RSVP by May 25 by calling (716) 687-1225 or emailing info@wnylc.org. In your message, please indicate how many people will be attending, then send a check to P.O. Box 471, East Aurora, N.Y. 14052, made payable to the Western New York Land Conservancy.

The Western New York Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects land with significant conservation value in Western New York for future generations. The Land Conservancy envisions a future in which open spaces, working lands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the landscape and character of Western New York. The Land Conservancy is one of 1,700 land trusts nationwide, including 90 in New York State. Land trusts have protected 40 million acres over the last 20 years. For more information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or the mission of the Western New York Land Conservancy, please call (716) 687-1225, email info@wnylc.org or visit www.wnylc.org.



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