Date(s) - Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcy Casino in Delaware Park
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will hold a fundraiser called Our Waters, Our Future: Saving Scajaquada Creek from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Pkwy., Buffalo.
The funds will be used to clean up Scajaquada Creek. Scajaquada Creek runs underneath the building, making it an ideal location to acknowledge this challenged waterway’s history and to look forward to a brighter future.
The event will feature free beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music by High Horse Band, and an auction of locally themed artwork and a canoe.
Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased in advance online or by calling 716-852-7483 extension 38. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
“Scajaquada Creek has endured more than 100 years of abuse, yet still clings to life and is ready for restoration,” said Jill Jedlicka, executive director of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. “This September we will celebrate our vision for the creek’s bright future.”
This year’s recipient of the Mike Hamilton Memorial Award is Lynda Schneekloth. A nationally renowned environmental advocate, Schneekloth was one of the founders of the organization in 1989, when Riverkeeper was known as Friends of the Buffalo River. She served as a board member for many years, and still serves the organization in her role as an emeritus member of the board of directors. Schneekloth has dedicated her life to environmental issues, notably the protection of the Great Lakes and of Western New York waterways through prevention of hazardous waste issues. In recent years, she has also been one the region’s strongest advocates on climate change issues.