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ANWR Campaign

Action Alert: ANWR Campaign

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Calling all friends and members of the Western New York Environmental Alliance! The WNYEA is excited to announce that we have teamed with the Defenders of Wildlife and the Alaska Wilderness League to engage in a campaign in ... Read More

Issues & Advocacy

New York Campaign to Save the EPA

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

The New York Campaign to Save the EPA is a state-based network whose mission is to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from the Trump administration and Congressional attacks. The EPA plays a crucial role in ... Read More

ANWR Campaign

Save the Arctic

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Why the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is Important to New Yorkers by: Antonina Simeti (Executive Director, WNYEA), Lynda Schneekloth (Advocacy Chair, WNYEA), and Jay Burney (Campaign Coordinator) The fragile Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), located in ... Read More

Get Involved

2018 Stewardship Network Conference

Published on November 6th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

2018 The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference The Stewardship Network was pleased to bring you two great days of informative presentations, networking sessions and workshops that will focus on the Science, Practice ... Read More

Get Involved

Annual Awards Dinner

Published on November 6th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

Sierra Club Niagara Group Annual Awards Dinner Saturday, November 18, 2017 Starting at 6:30 pm Eagle House 5578 Main Street Williamsville, 14221 Join us to celebrate this past year’s successes! Come and hear the story of ... Read More

ANWR Campaign

Support the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Campaign

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin

The Western New York Environmental Alliance is partnering with the Defenders of Wildlife and the Alaska Wilderness League/Alaska Coalition Project to help prevent Congressional Action that will permit opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas ... Read More

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