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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.

 

Free Guided Walk through Akron Falls Park on Saturday, June 15

Free Guided Walk through Akron Falls Park on Saturday, June 15

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk at Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The walk is part of the “Be Active Erie County!” series to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. 

 

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Cummings Lodge, 44 Parkview Drive Akron.

 

“Akron Falls is a great place for hiking, featuring of course the waterfalls. This is a perfect opportunity to walk through the park and learn more about all it has to offer,” said Legislator Rath. 

 

The series concludes on Saturday, June 22 at Chestnut Ridge Park

 

Calling All Green Thumbs!

Calling All Green Thumbs!

Forest Lawn Seeks Participants For Its Landscape Renewal Volunteer Program.

Gardeners with all levels of experience needed.

            As Forest Lawn continues to implement its peerless Landscape Renewal Plan to “return the forest to Forest Lawn,” volunteers with all levels of experience who enjoy gardening and working outdoors are needed to assist with special projects such as planting of garden areas; maintenance of existing plants; routine landscape maintenance (such as mulching, weeding, watering, etc.), seasonal tree pruning and more. While gardening experience is helpful, it is not required.  Master gardeners are also welcome to apply.

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

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.

Local Artist Brings Canvas to Life with Incredible Nature Scenes

Local Artist Brings Canvas to Life with Incredible Nature Scenes

Lancaster native Phillip Schulte has always loved the great outdoors. The avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman also happens to be a very talented artist specializing in acrylic painting. And now, his two passions have come together with the release of five prints — and the results are truly stunning.

The five acrylic painting available as prints include a peregrine falcon, steelhead trout, cheetah, grizzly bears and a Kestrel falcon. Additional wildlife prints will be available in the near future.

White Deer Sighting

White Deer Sighting

CLARENCE, NY – Remember the reports we received late last year about a herd of white deer living in the neighborhood? Well, another 2 Your Town viewer has been visited by these rare and beautiful creatures.

David Holt snapped the photos you see here of a white deer buck that his family has seen in the yard multiple times.

If you get a picture of something extraordinary in your community and you’d like to share it with your neighbors on line, and maybe even on the air, send them to 2 Your Town.

 

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