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Published on February 17th, 2015 | by GrowWNY Intern

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

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

Organization Name: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

Organization Mission: The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, is a 501c3 not-for-profit, independent, community organization that promotes, preserves, restores, enhances and ensures maintenance of Olmsted Parks and Parkways in the greater Buffalo area to guarantee Olmsted park experiences for current and future generations.

Organization Vision: N/A

Key Achievements:

  • In 2000 the Conservancy defended Front Park and Porter Avenue from an encroaching transportation project.
  • In 2003, it successfully advocated that the Scajaquada Expressway be replaced with a calmer, more beautiful parkway.
  • In 2004, it explained the value of implementing a revolutionary urban parks management plan that is now in place.
  • Victories like these that improve both parks and neighborhoods have empowered the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to become an important advocate for Western New York.

Leadership: Brian Dold, 716-280-8118

Established Date: 2004

Purview: Buffalo

Address: 84 Parkside Ave Buffalo, N.Y. 14214

Website and Social Media:

Contact Information: (716)-838-1249

Events: Fundraisers, Charity Walks, Farmers Markets, Athletic Events, Tours/Walks in the Park, Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Offered: Yes

 

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

 


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