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2011 Activities at Amherst State Park

    Cub Scout Pack 619 Survival Camp at Amherst State Park. January 15, 2011 The cub scout troop is pack 619 is from Williamsville, NY.  The pack serves Forest elementary school and Mill Middle school up to the 5th grade.

On April 5, 2011 at  11:00 am, a truck from the N.Y.S. Fish Hatchery at Caledonia, New York with about 1200 8 to 10 inch Rainbow Trout to stock Ellicott Creek in Amherst State Park.

Rainbow Trout Stocking

Survival Camp

 Trout Stocking Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/Trout_Stocking.html

Front Entrance Perennial Planting 2011

    At Amherst State Park, Amherst councilmember Guy R. Marlette and Amherst Highway Department Supervisor Bob Anderson planted a “Prairie Fire” Crabapple tree in the triangle in front of the  former Mother House.

    On April 30, 2011 The Amherst State Park Arboretum committee had a booth at The Williamsville Mill to promote Earth Day and Amherst State Park. 

   Also at the park a group of Cub Scouts from Pack 619 planted about fifty Scotch Pine trees on the slope area as an Earth Day project.

 2011 Perennial Planting Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/2011_Perennial_Planting.html
Survival Camp Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/Cub_Scout_Survival_Camp_2011.html

Earth Day 2011

     I want to give a great big "THANK YOU" to the folks who worked unbelievingly hard today to get the perennials in the ground. All together, we planted 98 potted plants (gallon size) and 11 + flats of young perennials. In addition another 2 cubic yards of compost was moved onto the Pump Wall Garden. Now, that's what I call effort!

    Next summer we will be creating several more gardens along the winding walkway. Hopefully we will this type of continued effort and commitment when that project begins. 

 Earth Day 2011 Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/Earth_Day_2011.html
 Japanese Knotweed Eradication Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/Japanese_Knotweed_Eradication.html

North Fence Brush Removal, September 6-7, 2011

    Volunteers from the "Amherst Yes' (Youth Engaged in Service) Program worked very hard to clear the area on the invasive Japanese Knotweed plant. Arboretum Volunteers and members of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council also participated. Bob Walter from the Amherst Planning Department led the project.

Japanese Knotweed Eradication Project Phase 2, July 30, 2011

 Fence Clearing Photo Album go heregallery/Pages/Fence_Clearing.html

Arboretum Project Continues - Clearing the North Fence Area

    Tuesday September 6 and Wednesday September 7,  2011, as part of the Arboretum Project, the Town of Amherst Highway Department workers cleared away the overgrowth of old, dead, or dying bushes and trees from along the north fence area of the Entrance Way. The intent of today's work is to provide a safer environment for visitors wishing to walk the sidewalk or rest on one of the benches, and to beautify that portion of the Entrance Way. The plan is to replace a few of the trees, landscape with low growing shrubs that remain close to the ground, and plant a variety of interesting ground covers.

Many thanks to the Amherst Highway Department for their help with the Arboretum development.