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Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation OfficeSupports Urban Habitat Projectat SiloCity with McKinley High School and Tapestry Charter School
Northeast Region, July 15, 2014
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High school students from McKinley High School mentored middle school students from Tapestry Charter School while planting native plants along the Buffalo River, the first time native vegetation has been cultivated along these shores in almost 100 years.
High school students from McKinley High School mentored middle school students from Tapestry Charter School while planting native plants along the Buffalo River, the first time native vegetation has been cultivated along these shores in almost 100 years. - Photo Credit: Denise Clay, USFWS

Approximately 60 students from the Tapestry Charter School and McKinley High School came together as part of a larger city-wide effort to restore an historic area of downtown Buffalo called Silo City. The students planted a native garden along the Buffalo River, which will help stabilize the shoreline and also provide a seed bank for future expansion of native plants along the river. Plants were donated by the Great Lakes Experience, McKinley High School, and Tapestry Charter School. Project partners included Silo City, the University at Buffalo’s Landscape and Urban Design Department, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Great Lakes Experience.


Contact Info: Denise Clay, 585-948-5445 ext. 2219, Denise_Clay@fws.gov



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