WHEN THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY WAS CITED LAST SUMMER BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION — “THE GUARDIAN” — IN AN ONLINE LISTING OF THE WORLD’S BEST PARKS, OFFICIALS KNEW IT WOULD HELP ATTRACT TOURISTS TO THE REGION TO CHECK OUT THE FAMOUS PARKS SYSTEM.
The same thing happened a few years ago after the American Planning Association named the Olmsted Parks among its Great Places in America in 2014.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – FRIDAY MARKS EARTH DAY, AND KICKS OFF A WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES AND CELEBRATIONS AROUND WESTERN NEW YORK AS GROUPS WORK TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE “GO GREEN” AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE RAISING AWARENESS OF POLLUTION.
Crews with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy say the day is a good opportunity to highlight what they do, adding that every day is Earth Day for them. Read More
“THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL NATURAL TREES TO THE AREA, THEY MAKE UP A GREAT PART OF THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY OF THE PARK AND THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL. WE WOULD DO THIS FOR ANY SPECIES OF TREE THAT’S BEING ATTACKED,” SAID CROCKATT.
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“A PARK IS A WORK OF ART, DESIGNED TO PRODUCE CERTAIN EFFECTS UPON THE MINDS OF MEN.” – FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED
Each year, Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The year, 1970, was a time of immense industry in America. Air pollution was at its height and there were few if any, legal consequences to harming the environment.
$30 MILLION FOR THE SCAJAQUADA EXPRESSWAY; $6 MILLION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND DESIGN ASSESSMENT ON KENSINGTON EXPRESSWAY; $22.3 MILLION FOR CARS ON MAIN STREET INITIATIVE; $54.1 MILLION FOR THE NIAGARA FRONTIER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
$10.5 million for improvements to Allegany, Niagara Falls & Midway State Parks
Transformative projects will create nearly 1,000 jobs and drive economic growth in Western New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $112.4 million for four major transportation projects that will transform travel, better connect local communities, and improve road safety in Western New York. Read More