WNY Land Conservancy to hold annual meeting

Date(s) - Friday, May 16, 2014
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Buffalo Yacht Club


The Western New York Land Conservancy will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting and Reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the Buffalo Yacht Club at the foot of Porter Avenue in Buffalo.

The Land Conservancy welcomes members and non-members to attend. The annual meeting is an opportunity for the Land Conservancy community to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and plan for the year ahead.

The evening will include drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, an awards ceremony and board member elections.

Congressman Brian Higgins will be the guest speaker.

Ticket are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Additional donations are gratefully accepted.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Land Conservancy by May 5 by calling (716) 687-1225 or emailing info@wnylc.org. In your message, please indicate how many people will be attending, then send a check to P.O Box 471, East Aurora, NY 14052, made out to the “Western New York Land Conservancy” ($35 members/ $45 non-members).

You can also contact them if you would like to donate a silent auction item or sponsor the event.

This year’s silent auction will include items related to their work, such as a private owl prowl on a Land Conservancy preserve and a weekend stay in a cottage at the Bryant Hill Nature Preserve in Cattaraugus County. The silent auction will also feature an outstanding selection of original artwork, regional wine, and other gifts from local businesses. All items will be auctioned at the annual meeting and are valued from $50 to close to $1,000.

Since 1991, the Land Conservancy has protected more than 6,000 acres of remarkable places throughout the region, and its impact continues to grow. At the end of 2013, they helped save the 60-acre Mill Road Scenic Overlook in Aurora; its spectacular views and wildlife are now protected forever. At the beginning of 2014, they protected the 90-acre Meyer Farm in the fertile Eden Valley, their second protected farm in Eden in the past two years. On their most ambitious project ever, the Stella Niagara Preserve, they have already raised more than $2.3 million of the $3.2 million needed to create this iconic 29-acre nature preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston.

This summer, they will host a series of free, public nature hikes on some of our most cherished protected properties like the Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in Wales and the Niagara Escarpment Preserve in Lockport.