NF Community Development & WATERKEEPER S.T.E.A.M. Event

NF CD and WATERKEEPER Team Up for “Summer In Your City” STEAM Event

Native Plant Workshop at Hyde Park Living Shoreline Site

Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls Community Development, with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, will be hosting a native plant workshop on Tuesday, August 21, at 6pm at the Hyde Park Rose Garden as part of the “Summer In Your City” STEAM event series.  The event is free and open to all ages, and no pre-registration is required.  Participants will receive a guided tour of the Living Shorelines project at Hyde Park by Wendy Paterson, Senior Community Engagement Coordinator at Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and attendees will learn how to identify locally native plants and the wildlife native plants support, and can take home their very own plant in this workshop. 

The Living Shoreline project is located along the southeast portion of Hyde Park Lake, adjacent to the Hyde Park Rose Garden, in an area that improves approximately 600 feet of shoreline.  Over 1,300 different plants, trees, and vegetation were planted along the shoreline to improve water quality, reduce erosion, provide critical habitat features for fish, birds, and other wildlife, and provide public access to park-goers.

The “Summer In Your City” STEAM event series is an initiative of the Niagara Falls Community Development Department, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District, which promotes science, technology, engineering, art, and math through interactive lessons and activities that engage youth in STEAM curriculum out in their community during the summer months.  These events are funded by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. 

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