Published on February 12th, 2015 | by GrowWNY Intern


Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Meet the member organizations of the Western New York Environmental Alliance! 

Organization Name: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

Organization Mission: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the quality and quantity of water, while connecting people to water.  We do this by cleaning up pollution from our waterways, restoring fish and wildlife habitat, and enhancing public access through greenways that expand parks and open space.

Organization Vision: A Legacy of high impact work to restore and revitalize this community’s greatest natural asset

Key Achievements:

  • Became the first non-profit to sign a Great Lakes Legacy Act Project Agreement with the USEPA-GLNPO in the upper Buffalo River, currently in final stages of cleaning up the Buffalo River
  • Modeling Green Infrastructure plan to implement into Buffalo Niagara Region
  • Niagara River Greenway Plan to make parks, trails and conservations areas along waterways
  • Citizen Action Programs that seek to promote public awareness, stewardship, education and participation in the restoration and protection of the Buffalo and Niagara River watersheds

Leadership: Jill Jedlicka, Executive Director

Established Date: 1989

Purview: Buffalo Water System

Address: 721 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Website and Social Media:

Contact Information: Joy Knowlton, jknowlton@bnriverkeeper.org

Events: Shoreline Sweeps, River Tours, River Academy

Membership Offered: No

This membership profile was created by UB Honors Student Andrew Kimiecik, Fall 2014.

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