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Arbor Day Lecture
PR Contact: Sarah Larkin, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy | Sarah@bfloparks.org | 716.861.0716
Friday, April 26th, Arbor Day Lecture
Barbara Deutsch, Chief Executive Officer, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Stephanie Crockatt, Executive Director, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Kevin Kelly, President, Travel Hospitality, Delaware North
In celebration of Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Delaware North, is excited for the third annual Arbor Day Lecture. This year, Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Chief Executive Officer of the Landscape Architecture Foundation in Washington, D.C., will discuss Olmsted’s passion for urban forests and the value of trees in our cities.
The Westin | Louis Ballroom
250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Presentation and Discussion
Saturday, April 27th, NYS Arbor Day Volunteer Day
WNY Arborists Association; Local Tree Companies and Professional Arborists
April 27th will mark the 19th year local tree care companies and professional arborists volunteer their time and expertise in our Buffalo Olmsted Parks in recognition of Arbor Day. The 10+ crews will be hazard pruning and removing several dead trees, as well as grinding out stumps throughout Cazenovia Park.
Cazenovia Park, Warren Spahn Way, Buffalo NY 14220
Saturday, April 27th, Shopping Day at J.Crew to benefit Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Staff
J.Crew and Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks invite you and a friend for styling, shopping and refreshments while getting a first look at J.Crew’s new arrivals and enjoy 20% off your purchase of $125 or more. Plus, good shopping vibes: 10% of event sales will benefit Olmsted Parks Conservancy, a non-profit organization to promote, preserve, restore, enhance and ensure maintenance of 850 acres of Buffalo’s Olmsted Park System.
J.Crew | Walden Galleria
1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
About the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system consisting of more than 850 acres of beautifully designed historic parks, parkways and circles. The Conservancy is an independent not-for-profit, community organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore, enhance, and maintain the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways in the Greater Buffalo area for current and future generations. More than 2.5 million visits occur in Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system annually for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation. Designed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted more than 150 years ago, it’s our nation’s first urban park system. Since the 2004 groundbreaking public-private partnership between the Conservancy, City of Buffalo and Erie County, the Conservancy has held responsibility for the management and care of these nationally registered historic green spaces and continues today to assist the City in bringing recognition to its collective renaissance. Most recently, the American Planning Association recognized Delaware Park as one of the 2014 Great Places in America, The Guardian publication named Buffalo’s Olmsted park system as one of the best park systems in the world, and in 2018 the Conservancy set a Guinness World Record in historic Bidwell Parkway. www.bfloparks.org
The Buffalo Olmsted Park System includes:
Six parks: Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo, Delaware Park in Delaware/Parkside District, Front Park at the Peace Bridge, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at Fillmore Avenue, Riverside Park at Niagara and Tonawanda Street, and South Park at McKinley Parkway
Seven parkways: Bidwell, Chapin, Lincoln, McKinley, Porter, Red Jacket, and Richmond
Eight landscaped traffic circles: Agassiz, Colonial, Ferry, Gates, McClellan, McKinley, Soldiers, and Symphony
About Arbor Day
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska. By 1920, more than 45 states and territorial possessions were celebrating Arbor Day. Today, Arbor Day is celebrated in all fifty states. In New York State, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April. For more information on Arbor Day, visit https://www.arborday.org/