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August 2017

Another Voice: Conservancy isn’t stalling on Nicklaus golf courses

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AS A FORMER CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY, I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE RECENT FLURRY OF COMMENTS REGARDING KEVIN GAUGHAN’S PLANS TO REDEVELOP THE DELAWARE PARK GOLF COURSE, RELOCATE THE GOLF COURSE IN SOUTH PARK AND RESTORE THE SOUTH PARK ARBORETUM.

I do not speak for the conservancy but as someone who is passionate about restoring the integrity of Frederick Law Olmsted’s magnificent landscapes. Read More

Public information meeting regarding the Scajaquada Corridor Project

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017 | 5:30PM TO 7:30PM |BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE (BULGAR COMMUNICATION CENTER – BULGAR NORTH)

The NYS DOT is hosting a public information meeting regarding the Scajaquada Corridor Project (Route 198) on Tuesday, August 8, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Buffalo State College (Bulgar Communication Center – Bulgar North). A formal presentation will start at 6pm. Read More

Another Voice: What would Olmsted do about the Scajaquada?

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FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED WAS OUR COUNTRY’S FIRST AND FINEST LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT. HE CAME TO BUFFALO IN 1868 AND DESIGNED THE NATION’S FIRST SYSTEM OF URBAN PARKS, PARKWAYS AND CIRCLES.

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the steward of his genius. In applying it to everyday park solutions, its responsibility is to ask, “What would Olmsted do?” Read More

The Dirt / The writers are coming

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IN EARLY AUGUST, 300–400 GARDEN WRITERS ARE DESCENDING ON BUFFALO AND ENVIRONS TO SEE WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GARDENS, FLOWER FARMS, SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING SITES, AND MORE.

The visitors are members of the Garden Communicators Association (GWA, gardenwriters.org), which is holding its sixty-ninth annual conference and expo here. The conference will fill the Hyatt, convention center, area restaurants, and tourism sites with enthusiastic garden talk. Read More

Get Outside

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THE DELAWARE PARK GOLF COURSE, PAST AND FUTURE

When I feel like golfing, but don’t want to drive very far or spend a lot of money, I head over to Delaware Park for a quick round. I play alone or join up with others. Read More