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Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Legislator Rath Announces Free Rabies Clinic Wednesday, Sept. 12

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath encourages pet owners to attend an upcoming free rabies clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Organized by the Erie County Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, serving Erie County, the clinic is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clarence Highway Garage, 6185 Goodrich Road, Clarence.

“Pets that receive the appropriate vaccinations help keep the entire community safer. Through this clinic, dogs, cats and ferrets can receive the rabies vaccinations, for free. Pet owners are urged to keep their pets up-to-date on vaccinations and take advantage of this free clinic if their pet is in need of the rabies vaccination,” said Legislator Rath.

The following requirements must be met in order to receive the rabies vaccination:

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Legislator Rath: Guided Walk Through Akron Falls Park on Saturday

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that a free guided walk through beautiful Akron Falls Park will be held on Saturday, June 9. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The park is located at 44 Parkview Drive and signs will be placed at the entrance, directing attendees to the starting point of the walk.

“This is a great opportunity to tour Akron Falls Park, which features a waterfall, rock garden and interesting plant and animal life.  The guided walks series promotes healthy lifestyles and includes health screenings and educational information to encourage healthy choices," said Legislator Rath. "If you have never visit Akron Falls Park, this is the perfect time to see its natural beauty firsthand."

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

Getting Squirrelly, Sat. Jan 21

 

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

After-School Escape at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 1/19

 

4:30pm - 5:30pmEnjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a
different, fun, outdoor activity each week. For
children in grades K-5. No registration required.
Call 683-5959 for more information. h/c accessReinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew 14043www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html683-5959

 

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Snowshoeing 101 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

 

Tue. Jan 176:00pm - 7:30pmLearn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided
walk along the trails. Snowshoe 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

 

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .