INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY, POSITIVITY AND GRATITUDE HAVE BEEN THE WORDS OF THE WEEK HERE AT THE CONSERVANCY.
June 18th, 19th, and 21st are significant days for us.
Yesterday, would have been the 40th Corporate Challenge in Delaware Park. While there was a perfect storm to recover from last year, the turf has been restored! And even though this iconic race did not occur this year, an amazing partnership commitment from JP Morgan Chase was bestowed on the Conservancy with a wonderful charitable gift. We are grateful.
Today, June 19th is Juneteenth, and although the annual festival and celebration traditional to MLK Jr. Park and the Masten District will not take place live, it is taking place virtually and deserves everyone’s support. This park community has been a focus of the Conservancy, City and many partners like the State of New York and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to restore the historic basin and splash pad, repair the greenhouse complex, renovate the Casino, enhance the MLK Monument and Plaza, build a new KaBoom playground and much more. We are grateful.
This weekend marks the first official weekend of summer, and on Sunday, we celebrate a day we call FLOmingo day. This year in a partnership with the Buffalo Maritime Center, new FLOATmingo paddle boats will adorn the lake in a whimsical, positive note to remind us we are Buffalo Strong. We are grateful.
Thank you for respecting and caring for your parks as much as we do. Please be responsible, stay safe, and be courteous to one another during these challenging times.