The Niagara River Greenway Staff and Commissioners work to fulfill the Niagara River Greenway Plan through review of proposed projects, stewardship programs, community events, collaboration with municipalities and organizational partners. Our goal is to create a world class trail and greenspace network that communities can be proud of and cherish for generations to come.
Building Stewardship and Strengthening Pride of the Greater Tonawanda Community
The Tonawanda Community Environmental Benefit Program – a program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of the Attorney General – is making up to $1 million in grants available for projects that will improve the environment or public health in the Tonawanda community. Niagara River Greenway has submitted a proposal that will help schools supply the needed supplemental resources to teach students about our local water ecology and the importance of maintaining healthy riparian habitats, while improving greenspaces, creeks and rivers around the Niagara River corridor. This September 20 – 26th, eligible Tonawanda community residents age 16 and over, living in one of these zip codes; 14207, 14216, 14150, 14217, 14223, 14120, and 14072 may cast a ballot in-person or online for the projects you want for your community. To learn more about our project and to vote click here:
Niagara River Greenway visits Ken-ton School district
Right before school was in session for the 2021/2022 school year, the science teachers of Ken-Ton school district invited us to discuss how place based learning through youth stewardship can educate our youth on what a healthy water ecology system looks like and why it's important to maintain a biodiverse habitat. We recruited 7 environmental organizations to do a round robin of short presentations to all the teachers, explaining what their mission was and how they can help support the curriculum with resources, demonstrations, lectures, and field trips. A special thank you to Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Buffalo Sewer Authority, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, Niagara Region Parks Interpretive Programs, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, WNY Land Conservancy and WNY Prism for sharing their knowledge and resources for the day. We look forward to working closely with Ken-Ton as they develop their Youth Stewardship Program to benefit not only their students but the entire community!