Information from the Tonawanda Creek Watershed Committee:
Join us for a free "learn and play" bus tour of the Tonawanda Creek Watershed from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Because the watershed covers over 600 square miles, two separate bus tours are offered -- one with western tour stops, the other with eastern stops.
All are welcome, including families! Rain or shine. Light snacks will be provided but everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for after the tour.
The tour will show you places for recreation and inform you on how to protect your watershed.
Tonawanda Creek is one of the largest watershed areas in Western New York, spanning portions of Wyoming, Genesee, Niagara and Erie counties and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. It is full of places to boat, hike and fish.
Hard work had helped protect these places and our drinking water. Come and learn about the watershed management challenges and successes.
Western Tour Stops will be:
Clarence Escarpment Sanctuary
Ellicott Creek Park
Ellicott Island Park
Great Baehre Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Eastern Tour Stops will be:
Big Bend Dam and Peace Garden
A log jam
Local Dairy Farm
Darien Lakes State Park
Seating on the tour is limited; pre-registration is required. To register, please e-mail Kim Falbo, Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District at [email protected] or call 585-786-5070, ext. 121, and provide the following information:
Name, phone number, e-mail, number of people attending, and preference for Eastern or Western tour.
Parking and check-in will be at Cummings Lodge in Akron Falls Park, Akron (Skyline Drive between Crittenden Road and State Street).
For more information about the Tonawanda Creek Watershed Committee, please visit: