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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! 

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Dam Reconstruction

Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Dam Reconstruction

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti, who serves as Chairman of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, announced today that after working with town officials in Orchard Park he has been able to secure $200,000 to help replace Green Lake Dam.

Green Lake Dam was recently reclassified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from an intermediate hazard to a high hazard, which drew concerns from many residents and community stakeholders in Orchard Park.

“The re-classification of Green Lake Dam is troubling for the residents of Orchard Park,” said Senator Grisanti. “Green Lake Dam needs to be reconstructed immediately. The funds I was able to secure from the Environmental Protection Fund will help do just that.”