Several partners involved in the #NiagaraRiver Remedial Action Plan are working together to find the source of bacterial pollution impacting Queen’s Royal Beach. Today, NPCA staff were out gathering additional data to support the larger study.
(TURN YOIR SOUND ON)
I heard the voice of Mother Earth, Pancha Mama, Grandfather Sky and Grandmother Moon. It was sound of the river, the wind, the silence between the rushing water...I heard you loud and clear and I felt humbled by your strength, your rage and your beauty.
Week of October 17 – 23, 2018
This is the sixth 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
In the Greater Niagara region, most spotters expect midpoint to near peak foliage this weekend. In Erie County, Springville leaf peepers expect near peak foliage with over 80 percent color change and muted yellow leaves dominating. In the Buffalo area, look for midpoint to near peak foliage this weekend, with 45-50 percent color change and bright shades of golden yellow, burgundy, red and orange. More color can be seen south of the city. In Genesee County, expect near peak to peak foliage this weekend, with more than 50 percent color change and bright shades of orange and red. Foliage will be near peak in Niagara County, according to leaf peepers in Niagara Falls. Expect around 60 percent color change and an assortment of bright shades of yellow, red, and orange leaves.
#LaSallePark was built on land in between the #ErieCanal and the #NiagaraRiver that was a canalside dumping ground. This 1932 photo courtesy of @BuffaloStories shows the barren land next to the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station that would become Centennial Park. The park was originally named to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary and was changed in 1940 to LaSalle Park to honor the first European explorer to visit #Buffalo and #NiagaraFalls . Click on our profile link to see more historic photos of LaSalle Park, read more about its history and learn more about Ralph Wilson’s $100 million gift to turn it into a signature park and to develop a completed regional trail system. (Photo courtesy of the @BuffaloStories archives)