The Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust was established in 2012 to fill a unique role among Western New York environmental organizations. Our core mission is to acquire, remediate and manage potentially contaminated lands along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River and their tributaries for ecological protection and to improve public access to the water and waterfront.
As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, our efforts are intended to help create a truly connected system of public waterfront sites, by acquiring additional waterfront lands to link existing public sites, provide for new passive and active public access sites in underserved areas, and undertake environmental remediation and ecological restoration projects.
The Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust collaborates with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, the Niagara River Greenway Commission, the Western New York Land Conservancy, government and quasi-government agencies, foundations, individual and corporate donors, and property owners to protect, preserve, and enhance waterfront property and public access.
The Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust seeks to acquire real property, in fee, or through leasehold or easement, for:
Passive and active water recreation including boating, fishing, swimming, birding, walking/running, and biking;
Environmental remediation, habitat conservation/restoration and water conservation including filtration and groundwater recharge.
The Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust holds occasional events... Check "Events" for anything upcoming!