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Video Highlights Land Conservancy’s Stella Niagara Preserve Efforts
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Video Highlights Land Conservancy’s Stella Niagara Preserve Efforts

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy’s efforts to create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston are featured in a new video produced by WGRZ-TV. The video is part of the “2 The Outdoors” series and originally aired on Dec. 15. 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is currently in the process of raising funds to purchase 29 acres of pristine land along the lower Niagara River, with the intent to make it a preserve that will be open to the public.

Located on the river side of Lower River Road in the town of Lewiston, across from the Stella Niagara Education Park and Center of Renewal, the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve property is one of the most remarkable places on the Niagara River. With over a quarter-mile of scenic shoreline, the property supports rare plants and animals, was an important canoe landing site for the region’s Haudenosaunee and is the exact location where the British landed in 1813 to capture Fort Niagara. Once acquired, the Land Conservancy will restore grassland and savannah habitat and open it to the public with walking trails, fishing and kayak access. 

You can view the WGRZ video at http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/local/niagara-county/2013/12/15/stella-niagara-preserve/4031225/.

The Western New York Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects more than 5,000 acres of land with significant conservation values in Western New York for the benefit of future generations. The organization envisions a future in which natural areas, farmlands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the landscape and character of Western New York. The organization is one of 1,700 land trusts nationwide, including 90 in New York State, which have protected 40 million acres over the last 20 years. For more information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or the mission of the Western New York Land Conservancy, please call 687-1225 or visit www.wnylc.org.

 
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