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Amherst State Park Information Kiosk

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming to Amherst State Park



“Walk and Talk” - “Habitat Restoration in Amherst” 

                            2:00 PM  Location: Dann Lake - Meet at Kiosk

                                             by parking lot on Dann Road.




“Walk and Talk” - “Frogwatch - Hopping On The Citizen Science      

                            Bandwagon” 2:00 PM  Location: Ellicott creek

                             Meet at the Bike Path at Maple & North Forest,

                             Park in the adjacent parking lot.



“Walk and Talk” - “Nature Recycles, Too!”  2:00 PM  Location:

                            Walton Woods - Meet at rear of parking lot.

                          

September


20    Sunday




October


11    Sunday




May


   3    Sunday

    Last fall (2013) some Amherst State Park Garden volunteers decided to do some work on the Park Kiosk to protect it from the weather.


    First some screws were added to the plywood to eliminate some of the warping that had occurred.


     Then some wood was added to strengthen the kiosk and to cover and seal the exposed edges of the plywood. The screws were covered with filler and the Kiosk was sanded smooth.


    Next Mike Procknel and Lois Shriver painted the kiosk and the park benches to finish protecting them from the weather.

The Town of Amherst Highway department over the winter made a sign for the kiosk. They installed it earlier this spring.


The Amherst Town Board also this spring approved some funding for Amherst State Park.


To the both of them. Thank You!


Some of the funding will be used for the Kiosk.

On the front of the Kiosk there be one 30” x 36” display area protected with plexiglass with a map of the park. On the right side of the Kiosk there will be a cork bulletin board to post notices. In the center there are plans to add up to three plastic brochure holders

On the rear of the Kiosk there be two 30” x 36” display areas protected with plexiglass. The small pictures in the two areas show some of the Official New York State Symbols. The four larger panels will show some of the Animals, Birds, Trees, and Invasive Plants that can be found at Amherst State Park.

Finished at Last

On the front of the Kiosk the panel on the left has a large Map of Amherst State Park (34” x 22”), a smaller 1927 Aerial picture of the area that is now Amherst State Park. This 1927 picture shows St. Mary of the Angels Mother House under construction, Park Country Club Golf course under construction, and the buildings of the Reist Mill Complex still standing. Also in this panel is information about volunteering to help with “The Gardens at Amherst Park” and about the “Amherst Conservation Advisory Council”


On the right side there is a cork bulletin board to post notices and other information.

On the rear of the Kiosk the panel on the left has small pictures showing some of the Official New York State Symbols. The two  larger panels (13” x 19”) show some of the Animals and Birds, that can be found at Amherst State Park.


The panel on the right has small pictures showing more of the Official New York State Symbols. The three larger panels (13” x 16”) show some of the Trees and Plants, Aquatic species and Invasive species, that can be found at Amherst State Park.


“SUNDAY WALKS AND TALKS”










Family-oriented fun, FREE, and open to the public.

Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM Rain or Shine

Please wear weather appropriate clothing.


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September 20 – “Habitat Restoration In Amherst”


Paul Fuhmann, Ecology & Environment

*Program Location: Dann Lake

Meet at Kiosk by parking lot on Dann Road.


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October 11 – “Frogwatch – Hopping On The

Citizen Science Bandwagon”


Tiffany Vanderwert, Buffalo Zoo Conservation Education

*Program Location: Ellicott Creek

Meet at the Bike Path at Maple & North Forest.

Park in adjacent parking lot.


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November 8 – “Nature Recycles, Too!”


Kathy Duggan-Hass, Modern Disposal Waste Management Education

*Program Location: Walton Woods

Meet at rear of parking lot.


Questions: Call 716-688-6566 or email AmherstStatePark@roadrunner.com


The “Sunday Walks and Talks” programs are a project of the

Amherst Conservation Advisory Council