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Looking Back 10 Years Ago at the Surprise October Storm

By October 12, 2016 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, MORE THAN 12,000 TREES IN OUR OLMSTED PARK SYSTEM WERE DAMAGED.

Special thanks to the top ReLeaf stewards who supported the conservancy’s restoration efforts following this unforeseen event. We need your support too.

 

Video directed and produced by Lemur Studios

In less than 24 hours, more than 12,000 trees in the Olmsted Park System were damaged. The aftermath was shocking and severe, and we remember mourning the loss of our signature urban forest.  The Olmsted Parks, Parkways and Circles, 1,200 acres in all, were significantly scarred. We would like to acknowledge the top ReLeaf stewards who supported the Conservancy’s restoration efforts following this unforeseen event. They are:

  • Clement & Karen Arrison Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation
  • Peter C. Cornell Trust
  • Davis Family Foundation
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • M&T Bank
  • Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
  • Re-Tree WNY & The Buffalo News
  • Victor & Corinne Rice
  • The Western New York Foundation

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With your support and contribution, we will be able to continue our reforestation efforts in our Olmsted Parks.

 

More pictures can be viewed at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskLn8xuG

A copy of the latest annual report filed with the NYS Charities Bureau may be obtained, upon request, at the office of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc., 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214 or from the NYS Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271. The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.