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Amherst State Park Information Kiosk

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming to Amherst State Park










“Sunday Walks & Talks”  “Varied Habitats of Amherst State Park”

                                         Amherst State Park at 2:00 PM








October 2014


26th    Sunday


“SUNDAY WALKS AND TALKS”











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


Sunday afternoon at 2:00 Rain or Shine

Wear weather appropriate clothing. No flip-flops, please.


August 24 –  “Invasive Species in our Community”


Patrick Marren, DEC Forestry Specialist and Andrea Locke, Prism Local Coordinator

*Program Location: Great Baehre Conservation Area

Hopkins Rd. just north of Klein (former Mary Louise Park)


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September 14 – “Wetlands Walk with Tim DePriest”


Tim DePrist, DEC Conservation, UB Adjunct Assistant Professor

*Program Location: Great Baehre Conservation Area

Hopkins Rd. just north of Klein (former Mary Louise Park)


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October 26 – “Varied Habitats of Amherst State Park”


Vallery Podet, Zoologist and Geologist

*Note Program Location: Amherst State Park

Mill Street between Main and Sheridan.

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


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

Amherst Conservation Advisory Council

    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.