You are invited for a very special volunteer opportunity!
Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

In light of the recent vandal attacks to the beautiful Olmsted Park system, I spoke with Steven Nagowski (Volunteer Coordinator), and decided that it was time for another Buffalo Niagara 360/Freed Maxick volunteer event to help clear out and clean the Rumsey Woods section of Delaware Park. Last spring a group of about 30 volunteers worked together and enjoyed a day outside, dedicating a little elbow grease to help Olmstead Park.

Buffalo Niagara 360 and Freed Maxick & Battaglia are proud to combine efforts with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy for a second time civic project endeavor to make a real difference in Delaware Park, bringing together local professionals committed to investing in their community. The groups have combined efforts to help restore the natural environment in a specific section of Delaware Park called Rumsey Woods.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE:
Rumsey Woods, Delaware Park
Rumsey Road
Buffalo, New York

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER HERE!

Volunteers will be clearing out non-native/invasive plants and replanting the area with native plants, small trees and shrubs. The participants will also be adding pathways with wood chips to allow park users to better access that section of the park. Also, please share this volunteer event registration link on your social networking accounts and invite others to join us!!

About Environmental Restoration

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is dedicated to becoming the greenest parks system in the nation.  Along those lines volunteers are actively restoring the natural and forested areas within South Park, Cazenovia Park and Delaware Park.  The challenge is unique as we are the stewards of an artificially created landscape that has become overrun with non-native plants.

These invasive plants crowd forested areas, costing a great deal in manpower to remove and are less than aesthetically appealing, they are also a poor home for wildlife. Local wildlife depends upon our city parks for food and shelter as the rest of the city is developed and built up.
About the Recent VandalismDue to the nature of the vandal attacks on our parks and the specialized care and restoration techniques needed to repair the damage there is nothing that can be done in person.  Your support goes directly towards parks for restoration, enhancement and, in this case, repair. BECOME  A MEMBER HERE!