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April 2016

Great Gardening by Sally Cunningham

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REMEMBER THE 1950S WHEN DAD AND MOM PACKED THE KIDS IN THE BACK SEAT (WHINING) TO DRIVE TO WASHINGTON, D.C., DURING CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME?

They saw trees and monuments and cemeteries – oh boy! Over the decades the tradition grew and the traffic got thicker. While I’m not one to discourage tourism, this is my tip: Skip Washington this year and experience Buffalo’s Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, April 30 through May 7. Characteristic of our new and blooming Buffalo, volunteers and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy have aced it – with great support from Wegmans, The Mentholatum Company, and much appreciated other sponsors.

 

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Take an audio tour in one of Buffalo’s Olmsted parks

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WHEN THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY WAS CITED LAST SUMMER BY AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION — “THE GUARDIAN” — IN AN ONLINE LISTING OF THE WORLD’S BEST PARKS, OFFICIALS KNEW IT WOULD HELP ATTRACT TOURISTS TO THE REGION TO CHECK OUT THE FAMOUS PARKS SYSTEM.

The same thing happened a few years ago after the American Planning Association named the Olmsted Parks among its Great Places in America in 2014.

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Celebrating Earth Day with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – FRIDAY MARKS EARTH DAY, AND KICKS OFF A WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES AND CELEBRATIONS AROUND WESTERN NEW YORK AS GROUPS WORK TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE “GO GREEN” AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WHILE RAISING AWARENESS OF POLLUTION.

Crews with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy say the day is a good opportunity to highlight what they do, adding that every day is Earth Day for them. Read More