The City of Buffalo is going through a remarkable urban transformation that is attracting attention across the country. Mayor Byron Brown has secured over $35 million in capital improvement funds to Parks and Recreational spaces and the Buffalo Green Fun coordinates volunteer efforts with the City and continued best management practices.

One of Buffalo’s most treasured cultural assets, this public urban forest is maintained, preserve and restored by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), in a successful public – private partnership with the city of Buffalo.

Buffalo Place Inc. is the non-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in Downtown Buffalo. Their mission is to make downtown Buffalo clean, safe and fun.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a participant in the nationwide network of Cooperative Extension programs which began in 1914 as a means of applying land-grant university research in understandable and useful ways to farmers and rural families.

A not-for-profit corporation of Green Industry professionals (including teachers, nurseries, garden centers, growers, landscape architects, landscapers, tree care firms, and lawn care firms) Plant WNY was founded in the early 1940’s. Formally known as Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association.

Is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the quality and quantity of water, while connecting people to water.  They do this by cleaning up pollution from our waterways, restoring fish and wildlife habitat and enhancing public access through greenways that expand parks and open space. In 1989, the New York State Department of Environmental Concern (NYSDEC) completed the first Buffalo River Remedial Action Plan (RAP).  That same year, concerned citizens formed “The Friends of the Buffalo River,” a group focused on the environmental health of the Buffalo River.