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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
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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 Director

A catalog of environmental organizations and speakers who are working with us to educate youth on the great resource of the Niagara River!

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

North Tonawanda Middle School students planted a pollinator garden on their campus:
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Kenmore East and West High School students rehabilitated garden beds and planted a community garden at the Tonawanda Senior Center:
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Seniors at Riverside High School completed a day of service, planting trees and cleaning up their campus:
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Niagara Wheatfield students completing their 7th Bi-Annual Eco-Campus Revitalization Project:
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