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Energy Upgrades by NYPA Provide Big Savings to Williamsville CSD

Energy Upgrades by NYPA Provide Big Savings to Williamsville CSD

ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES BY N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY PROVIDING MAJOR SAVINGS TO WILLIAMSVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Newly Completed Project at District’s 13 School Buildings Reflects Wide Ranging Approach to Saving Energy

AMHERST—The Williamsville Central School District (WCSD)—Western New York’s largest suburban school district—has received a $7 million energy-saving makeover at its 13 elementary, middle and high schools thanks to a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) involving new lighting, cooling, heating and ventilation upgrades and other improvements. The wide ranging measures enhance the reliability of existing electrical systems while improving the comfort levels for building occupants, including nearly 11,000 students and 900 faculty members. Approximately 65 percent of the $7 million cost of the overall project will be funded through state aid.

Learn to Ski, Sun. Jan 29

Learn to Ski, Sun. Jan 29

 

Sun. Jan 291:00pm - 2:30pmLearn the basics of cross-country skiing before
going on a short guided ski tour. Ski rental =
$4.00/person; Friends of Reinstein members =
$2.00. Registration required; call 716-683-5959
to sign up. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods

Winter Wonderland in the Woods
Saturday, January 28
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Discover the woods in winter! Call 716-683-5959 for more information. No registration required for this event.

  • Enjoy SPCA wildlife department presentations with live birds at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
  • Take a guided winter nature walk at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 PM
  • Listen to winter nature stories at 1:45, 2:45 and 3:45 PM
  • Kids can make winter nature crafts, such as pinecone bird feeders, snowglobes and track pictures
  • Test out snowshoes or cross-country skis for free in our demonstration area
  • Rent snowshoes and take a longer walk on the trails
  • Create snow sculptures around the Education Center
  • Try out the energy bike, and learn how to go "green" in the winter
  • Learn about ice fishing and winter survival techniques
  • Enjoy hot drinks and snacks for sale.

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

 

Climate Change Cafe, Sat. Jan 7, 1-2:30 at Reinstein Woods

 

Make a New Year's resolution to put your home
on an energy diet. Participants will receive a free
copy of the book Low Carbon Diet: A 30-Day
Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds and develop an
action plan to save energy at home or at work.
Coffee, dessert and cool atmosphere provided.
Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign
up. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

NYPA Gives Upper Niagara Intake Observation Area $1.3 Million Facelift

NYPA Gives Upper Niagara Intake Observation Area $1.3 Million Facelift

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is nearing completion of $1.3 million in improvements to a 10-acre section of land at the Upper Niagara Intake Observation Area along the scenic Robert Moses Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls.

The work, which includes landscaping and recreation improvements, continues NYPA’s tradition of enhancing recreational attractions within the boundaries of the Niagara Power Project going back to the project’s original construction.  The work is being done in cooperation with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).

RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

 

More than a Drop in the Bucket: RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers

RBC Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) with an office in Williamsville, presented Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER with a $5,000 grant for its participation in the worldwide RBC Blue Water Project™.

Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER was chosen as a RBC Blue Water Project™ grant recipient for its shared commitment to protect watersheds, especially in the Western New York region. RBC Wealth Management, as part of its dedication to protecting fresh water and the Western New York environment, first introduced the RBC Blue Water Project™ as a corporate partner in RIVERKEEPER’s Spring Shoreline Sweep this past April.