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WNY Rocks ... and More!
WNY Rocks ... and More!

Do you know why there is a coral reef in the rocks under WNY? Or why the Niagara Escarpment is one of ten unique biospheres in the world? Come and find out the answers during a fascinating program called "The Geology of Western New York," with geologist, Stan Radon, November 6, 2:00 PM at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. The program, which is part of the WNY Land Conservancy Speaker Series, will also include discussion of the formation of salt, oil and gas deposits, and the unique ecological conditions that have contributed to Niagara County's heritage and economy. The event is free to the public.

Popular for his gripping tours of local rock formations, Stan Radon has been a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 20 years and teaches geology and environmental sciences at SUNY at Buffalo and Daemen College.

Western New York Land Conservancy is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving our region's irreplaceable natural environments, farms, forestlands and open space in order to maintain wildlife habitat, economic resources, public recreation areas and the unique scenic character of Western New York.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy the current exhibit, "Catherine Parker: Resonance," featuring many works inspired by nature and landscapes. This exhibit showcases two decades of the artist's creative output, and is the largest solo exhibit of her work in more than a decade. The daughter of noted American watercolorist, Charles E. Burchfield, Parker has won acclaim for her intensely pigmented watercolors inspired by music, poetry, and places.

For more information, call 433-2617 or go online to www.kenancenter.org.

 

 

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