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WNY Land Conservancy Speaker Series Hosts Local Geologist

In observance of their 20th anniversary, the Western New York Land Conservancy is going to be continuing their Spring speaker series with a discussion led by Stan Radon, geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

For the past 20 years, Radon has been working as a geologist for the NYSDEC and also teaching classes in geology and environmental sciences at SUNY Buffalo and Daemen College.  His work with the WNYLC has helped many who visit the conservancy site to understand more about our local landscapes.

“We selected Stan because he volunteers his time to lead terrific Geology Hikes that provide an opportunity for people to experience our local natural environment,” said Megan Mills Hoffman of the WNYLC. “It is essential for us in Western New York to understand our natural environment well enough to make thoughtful responsible choices about how we develop strong communities while preserving and cherishing what makes it a great place.”

Radon’s talk will touch on the evolution of the landscape and the major topographic features here in Western New York.  He will also be discussing geologic time, past environments, and previous climates from glacial times to 500 million years ago.  He will wrap up his discussion with a review of our local geologic resources.

“Anybody attending this talk will have a better understanding of local geologic features and how they formed, a better understanding of geologic time and the geologic resources of Western New York,” said Radon.

The discussion is being held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.  The site is located at 641 Delaware Avenue at North Street.  The event is free to attend and open to the public, but interested individuals are asked to RSVP by calling (716) 687-1225 or email

The Western New York Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects land with significant conservation value in Western New York for future generations. They envision a future in which natural areas, working farmlands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the landscape and character of Western New York.  For more information about this organization, visit their website.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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