The Niagara River Greenway Pollinator Partnership
The Niagara Greenway Commission was established to create a network of public greenspaces and multiuse trails extending from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario along the Niagara River.
In 2018 the PCA and the Greenway Commission partnered to create the Greenway Pollinator Partnership. The conceptual basis of the partnership is to create an information and advocacy network of interested partners in the public and private sector of the Niagara River Greenway and its associated watersheds. The group is organizing a blueprint of sites and potential sites, and designing short and long term planning and conservation strategies for the sites, the region, and the partnership.
The Niagara Greenway Pollinator Partnership is created by the Pollinator Conservation Association in partnership with the Niagara River Greenway Riparian Habitat Restoration Roundtable. The purpose of this partnership is to inform strategic planning on priority topics and to encourage conservation strategies and goals through the lens of conservation, collaboration and networking. Our mission is to identify conservation sites within the Greenway; advocate for best practices regarding planning, design, installation and maintenance of site; advocating for native pollinator education strategies; and serving as a clearing house for native pollinator information and outreach.
Members of the partnership include The Pollinator Conservation Association; The Niagara River Greenway Commission; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; SUNY Buffalo State; The Olmsted Conservancy,; Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper; Western New York Land Conservancy; Western New York Environmental Alliance; The Buffalo Museum of Science; Buffalo Audubon; Erie County; and the Town of Grand Island. If you would like more information or represent an entity that would like to join this partnership email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Niagara Greenway Commission
Greenway Pollinator Partnership Mission
-To Advocate and Plan for Conservation in the Niagara River Greenway Through the Lens of Pollinator Conservation.
-To Advocate, Plan, and Produce, A Niagara Greenway and its Watershed-wide Pollinator Pathway (s)
-To Promote Education, Science, and Information Sharing
-To Create Partnerships and Networks
A PDF of the Presentation at the November 21, 2019, Niagara River Greenway Partnership meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science can be found at this link