Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Rumsey Woods Project (May 22, 2010)

This past Saturday, more than 35 dedicated volunteers from Buffalo 360, Young CPA’s of Western NY, The Freed Maxick and Battaglia firm, NorthEastern Exteriors, and the Buffalo B-Team, worked together over four hours to clear an acre of invasive plants, restore hidden pathways, create a new flower bed and plant native trees and wildflowers in the Rumsey Woods section of Delaware Park.

Volunteers planted Red Maple Trees, Red Fir, Wild Geraniums and Sneeze Weed to help restore the natural environment in Rumsey Woods.

This section of Delaware Park hasn’t seen a strong volunteer showing in years and we really appreciate the hard work that went into this part of the park.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring 2010 Volunteer Schedule

Here is the upcoming volunteer schedule for Spring 2010.

-April 17th Hoyt Lake Clean-Up 9am-12pm (Delaware Park)
-April 17th Buffalo/Niagara Green Expo. (Walden Galleria Mall 10am-6pm)
-April 20th Buff.State College Environmental Fair 11:30am-1:45pm
-April 24th Community Tree Plantings Delaware & Riverside Park 9am-12pm
-May 1st Community Tree Plantings MLK Jr., Cazenovia, & South Park 9am-12pm.

Monday, November 23, 2009

St. Francis volunteers in South Park

On Tuesday November 10th Olmsted had 28 students and 3 St. Francis Faculty members come out for an environmental restoration project in South Park. We restored the forested area by removing invasive plants, picking up garbage and clearing old brush that was a fire hazard from the work site.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Tree Plantings!

Here are a few pictures from our 11/7 Tree Planting at Delaware Park & the Japanese Gardens. All photos are through the courtesy of Jacqueline Ratajzak.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Eric Mower & Associates

On Thursday, August 20th, Eric Mower and Associates participated in a volunteer project at Delaware Park's Rumsey Woods. Eric Mower and Associates is a marketing communications firm located in Buffalo, NY. The aim of this project was to remove invasive European Buckthorn and grape vines from the area allowing native species to repopulate instead. During the 3 hour volunteer project a large area in the woods was cleared of these species. For more information on Eric Mower and Associates visit