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National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

Arbor Day Medina 2013

Arbor Day Medina 2013

MEDINA,NY

Blue skies and bright sunshine welcomed over four hundred school children, teachers, parents and citizens celebrating Arbor Day in Medina this morning.

Students and teachers marched along West Avenue in the village, gathering on the front lawn at the Granchelli home to participate in the annual civic event.  This year will see over 60 trees planted throughout various locations in the village.  

Mayor Andrew Meier read the Arbor Day proclamation, officially proclaiming the day Arbor Day in the village of Medina to the cheers of the school children. 

Arbor Day Medina NY: A Growing Tradition

Arbor Day Medina NY: A Growing Tradition

MEDINA, NY- Arbor Day 2013 will mark the third year in a row that the Village of Medina has been awarded the prestigious Tree City Growth Award by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The award honors Medina’s commitment to community forestry and is shared by few other communities across New York.

The coveted Tree City Growth Award places Medina in the company of well-known urban forestry communities such as East Aurora, West Point, Mount Vernon, and Ithaca.

Medina’s Downtown To See Tree Improvements

Medina’s Downtown To See Tree Improvements

 

MEDINA, NY- Over ten years ago, downtown Medina was included in a major road reconstruction project that saw old mature trees removed and sidewalks replaced with new tree pits and trees.  Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the Municipal Tree Board and DPW, the trees simply have not developed as expected.  

The existing trees included a couple varieties of crab apple, flowering pear, and a few other miscellaneous species, none of which were growing as would normally be expected and none of which were providing the desired impact in the streetscape.

Squirrel Lovers Say Holley Fundraiser Is Nuts

Squirrel Lovers Say Holley Fundraiser Is Nuts

Written by Meaghan M. McDermott

Staff Writer, Democrat & Chronicle

An upcoming squirrel hunt fundraiser for Orleans County’s Holley Fire Department is attracting attention from animal lovers all over the world.

And not in a good way.

There are online petitions circulating against it, a United Kingdom newspaper wrote about it and a psychologist even blogged about it for Psychology Today, calling the fundraiser “pure barbarism.” There’s even a Facebook page against it that had more than 200 “likes” Wednesday evening.

Panel Discussion: Dangerous Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

 

DETROIT (January 9, 2013) –Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The Nature Conservancy announce a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

A Statement Released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A Minimum of Three To Four Inches of Solid Ice Is Usually Safe For Anglers on Foot

With the onset of winter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.  DEC cautions that the presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on the ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Individuals are strongly encouraged to check ice conditions for themselves and avoid situations that appear to present even a remote risk.