Restore Corps

New Restore Corps Project: Gill Creek Restoration!

20131203_134855Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has received funding from the US Forest Service GLRI to work on riparian planting to reduce stormwater runoff. There will one planting Fall 2016 and 9 more over the next 3 years. We will need volunteers to help plant a mixture of native trees and shrubs.  Please sign up with the button below to get alerts for our upcoming planting events!

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This past summer and fall, Riverkeeper was provided assistance by volunteers on two related projects; the Native Niagara project, and the RiverBend Phase I habitat restoration project.

Native Niagara project events – Riverkeeper is collecting seeds and seedlings from local populations of native tree and shrub species to propagate and reintroduce to restoration sites in the Niagara River watershed. As the harvest season comes to the region, we would like to reach out to our community to assist us by joining us in the field at a number of different locations to collect seeds as they become available.

RiverBend Phase I habitat restoration –  Riverkeeper is excited to welcome volunteers to our RiverBend Phase I site at 1140 South Park Avenue. The riparian buffer and habitat restoration construction at RiverBend Phase I has been completed, and Riverkeeper is currently managing the invasive species and nuisance weeds on the site.

We welcome your help! Join RestoreCorps, and provide vital stewardship to the establishment of the habitat at RiverBend Phase I by uprooting invasive species and spreading soil and mulch around the planted trees and shrubs. By removing weeds and spreading mulch, volunteers have the opportunity to help new plants and trees survive and thrive along our shorelines.  We contact our volunteers for RestoreCorps events as they become available, so sign up using the button below if you’d like to volunteer!

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Questions?  Contact Wendy Paterson, Community Liaison, at wpaterson@bnriverkeeper.org or (716) 852-7483 ext 26.