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Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

Stella Niagara Preserve Receives $50,000 Grant from Houston-based Gallogly Family Foundation

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy was recently awarded $50,000 from the Gallogly Family Foundation to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve, a new, publicly accessible nature preserve along the Niagara River in Lewiston, N.Y. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.7 million of the more than $3.2 million needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve. Additional donations from the community are needed soon if the Stella Niagara Preserve is to become a reality.

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

Friends of Harmony Free Concert at the Naval Park

On Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00PM, the Friends of Harmony male a cappella chorus will be performing a free concert on board the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo Naval Park.  The concert will celebrate the 224th birthday of the US Coast Guard.  The music will feature songs from the "baby boomer" generation and a special patriotic salute to all of our servicemen and women around the globe.   The performance will be under a tent with plenty of seating available.   No entrance fees to board the ship and enjoy the concert.

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

Land Conservancy Receives $300,000 Federal Grant for the Stella Niagara Preserve

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program. The Land Conservancy has now received more than $2.6 million of the $3.2 million needed to create the preserve.

Toronto: Toronto opens new park in Regent Park community

Toronto: Toronto opens new park in Regent Park community

 

Toronto Residents Summer Swimming and Skating Season Registration Available Now

Toronto Residents Summer Swimming and Skating Season Registration Available Now

Toronto residents will have the opportunity to sign up for City of Toronto summer swimming and skating lessons beginning Saturday, June 7 at 7 a.m. 

Programs fill quickly, so residents are advised to be ready to register at 7 a.m. and have a few backup choices in case their preferred program is already full.  

There are three ways to register – online, by phone and in person:
1.

Toronto Gets Much Needed Cleanup "extremely difficult winter" Dep. Mayor Norm Kelly

Toronto Gets Much Needed Cleanup "extremely difficult winter" Dep. Mayor Norm Kelly


The City of Toronto's Clean Toronto Together program, an interdivisional spring cleanup effort, resulted in the cleanup of many tonnes of litter and other materials from city streets and parks.

During the six-week cleanup, staff from several City divisions removed more than 6,327 tonnes of litter (up from 3,582 tonnes in 2013) and 4,411 square metres of graffiti vandalism. 

The following items were removed:
• 636 A-frame, plastic an

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

Explore London’s Public Parks and Gardens Year-round

The calendar says that winter has come and gone, and thoughts are quickly turning to outdoor activities. Nearby London, Ontario, boasts many natural areas throughout the city that are open year-round, including popular destinations such as Kilally Meadows, Meadowlily Woods, Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Sifton Bog, Warbler Woods and Westminster Ponds ... all awaiting your visit!

Natural areas include wetlands, meadows, forests, valley lands and other relatively undisturbed lands that are home to many different plants and wildlife. Some locations even contain rare plants, wildlife or landforms. In fact, many of these natural areas are considered environmentally significant on a local, regional, provincial or even national scale!