First Friday Lunch Bunch

Date(s) - Friday, Nov 03, 2017
11:00 am

Audubon Community Nature Center


Learn more about the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) during the First Friday Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy currently owns and manages more than 20 nature preserves with more than 1,000 acres of land throughout Chautauqua County. Through a talk and slide show, Conservation Lands Manager Jonathan Townsend will share the work of his organization that established these nature preserves.

With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the not-for-profit has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region since 1990.

Townsend will explain those 1K4U stickers you may have seen, as well as update you on CWC’s Gateways to Nature program, preserve system, recent accomplishments, and present and future activities.

Jonathan Townsend earned a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology, both from SUNY Fredonia. In addition to being Conservation Lands Manager at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, he is an adjunct instructor in the Biology Department at Jamestown Community College and is a Board Director at Greystone Nature Preserve in Fredonia.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.

The fee for attending is $8 for the public or $6 for Nature Center Members. Registration can be completed online on the Programs page at Walk-ins are welcome.