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2017 “Earth Month” Calendar

Mayor Brown has announced that throughout April a number of Earth Day related events will take place, starting Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

April 22 is the official date that Earth Day is observed in the U.S.

“Earth Day is a time to remember the importance of our natural resources to our environment and economy and I’m proud of the city’s efforts in making Buffalo a cleaner, greener and more sustainable city,” said Mayor Byron Brown. “I encourage city residents to participate in any one of the activities the City of Buffalo has planned this year.”

  • April 12 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “D’You Green” Earth Day Event, CC Kurt Dining Hall, 329 Porter Ave., various vendors and speakers committed to respect of the environment and sustainability. The keynote speaker will be D’Youville College President Lorrie Clemo. For more information contact: Leanne Schad, schadl03@dyc.edu.
  • April 15 – 9 a.m. to Noon — Modern Recycling – Materials Recycling Facility Open House, 266 Hopkins Street (near the intersection of Hopkins and Tifft streets, at the rear of David’s Star Automotive). City residents are encouraged to learn how their recycling is handled after it is collected at the curb. Refreshments will be served to city residents.
  • April 18 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Elmwood Village Association Spring Clean-Up #1. Volunteers will gather and split up into groups and distribute supplies for cleanup and beautification. This first of three clean-ups will cover the area from Bryant St. to Auburn Ave. Online sign-up and additional information is available here.
  • April 19 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Arbor Day Foundation Free Tree Distribution, Niagara Square, 500 two-gallon potted yard trees will be given out.
  • April 20 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Elmwood Village Association Spring Clean-Up #2. This clean-up will cover the area from Bryant St. to Allen St. Online sign-up and additional information is available here.
  • April 22 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Re-Tree WNY/Buffalo Green Fund city-wide tree planting event, volunteers from block clubs and other organizations across the City of Buffalo will plant more than 130 shade and ornamental “sidewalk” trees. Volunteers will also plant 30 trees in McCarthy Park to replace those lost to Ash Borer infestations.
  • April 22 – 10 a.m. to Noon — Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Shoreline Sweep, more than 1,500 volunteers will participate in clean-ups at 40 locations in Erie and Niagara County, including 17 sites in the City of Buffalo. For information on how to volunteer call: 716-852-7483, ext. 26.
  • April 22 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Elmwood Village Association Spring Clean-Up #3. This clean-up will cover the area from Forest Ave. to Auburn Ave. Online sign-up and additional information is available here.
  • April 22 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Western New York Coalition for Donated Goods and the Walden Galleria Mall will hold a used clothing collection event near the Lord & Taylor store. Donors will receive a Reusable Water Tumbler and a Walden Galleria coupon book.
  • April 22 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Buffalo March for Science, starts at Soldier’s Circle and ends at Delaware Park near the Rose Garden. The march will conclude with a science festival. The Buffalo march will coincide with the Scientists’ March on Washington, D.C. and in several cities across the U.S. For more information contact: www.march4sciencebuffalo.com.
  • April 28 – 1:30 P.M. — Annual Ceremonial City Hall Tree Planting, Mayor Brown will help plant a Flowering Crabapple Tree, Welch Monument Triangle Park, next to City Hall.
  • April 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Tours of the City of Buffalo’s Col. Ward Pumping Station, 2 Porter Ave, (in LaSalle Park). Learn how the plant treats and distributes 90 million gallons of water every day.
  • May 20 – 9 a.m. to Noon — 34andMore Community Shredding of household/personal documents, WNY Coalition for Donated Goods Clothing/Shoe recycling drop-off, and GObike Buffalo bicycle recycling drop-off, Citizens Alliance, 836 East Delavan Avenue. For additional information on events visit www.city-buffalo.com.

Photo: JessicaGale

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