We recognize the value and need for public support and participation for the success of its programs and is committed to working with the public as a partner. Outreach provides an opportunity to highlight the successes of our office and educate the public about environmental issues in Lakes Erie and Ontario. We seek to educate, inform, and improve the public’s awareness to promote informed decision-making and a better understanding of the role each of us plays in our natural environment from our cities to our lakes.

Outreach and education projects include presenting at area schools and environmental fairs and participating in various events that showcase our office’s projects and feature local environmental organizations with a special emphasis toward hands-on activities for children. The  is also an active partner with Iroquois NWR and several other groups in the Buffalo Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership: Where History Meets Nature. Through this new partnership, we aspire to build and sustain meaningful collaboration between community organizations, public agencies, and private institutions committed to supporting urban conservation efforts through a cultural, social, and historical lens thus fostering future land stewards who will promote behaviors that sustain healthy environments for people, wildlife, lands, and waters.

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The Fish and Aquatic Conservation program leads aquatic conservation efforts for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are committed to tackling the nation’s highest priority aquatic conservation and recreational challenges to conserve, restore, and enhance fisheries for future generations.
The Urban Wildlife Conservation Program improves lives by expanding access to green space, education and outdoor recreation for Americans living in and around cities. Program members work to clear social and historical barriers and foster new connections that advance conservation and strengthen...
Aquatic Resource Education grant funds are authorized through the Sport Fish Restoration Act, which provide funds to the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies, for their aquatic resource education programs. The purpose of these funds are to enhance the...