Youth Stewardship

The Niagara River Greenway and Rotary are working with local schools and youth clubs, like Niagara Wheatfield, North Tonawanda and Riverside High Schools to educate students about Great Lakes ecology, riparian habitats, invasive species, pollinators, soil and water conservation and more. Equally important, students gain a sense of community, self-pride, and accomplishment working together towards the development and maintenance of our Niagara River Corridor.  We are creating life long stewards!

"As educators, we play a vital role in shaping future generations. This is why it is so important to promote civic responsibility, volunteerism, and a desire to make the community a better place."
~ Mr. Sabatino Cimato, Superintendent
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District


View this short presentation that describes what the Youth Stewardship Program is and how to get started!

A catalog of environmental organizations and speakers who are working with us to educate youth about what a magnificent resource the Niagara River is! 

We are working with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, WNY Land Conservancy, Pollinator Conservation Association, Department of Environmental Conservation, NY State Parks, WNY Prism, Buffalo Audubon Society, Buffalo Sewer Authority, and others to bring in supplemental class curriculum and outdoors place based learning opportunities to youth organizations. 

For more information please contact:

Michelle Lockett, Community Engagement Manager


Riverside High School Releases Classroom Raised Brown Trout into the Niagara River

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Niagara Wheatfield High School Students planting Native Plants on their Campus

Buffalo Seminary Students Help Clean Up along the Buffalo River

North Tonawanda High School helps out at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens

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Riverside High School and Youth Stewardship

Niagara River Greenway & Rotary District 7090 works with youth from the West Side Rowing Club