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Thursday, April 26, 2018

NFTA Metro supports 3rd Annual Earth Day Clean Up in Tonawanda

Clean-Up Volunteers
NFTA Metro was proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Town of Tonawanda's Earth Day Clean up on Saturday, April 21 at Lincoln Park.

Over 200 volunteers came out on the sunny 65 degree day to help clean up the areas surrounding the 3.9 Rails to Trails path.  New this year, volunteers planted 750 seedlings at the Brighton and Sheridan Golf courses. 

"Our tree community suffered a great loss in the October 2006 snow storm and we are experiencing a lost of the Ash tree population due to Emerald Ash borer infestation.   The planting of native deciduous and coniferous tree seedlings helps accelerate our reforestation efforts. Plus, it's easy to do, fun and rewarding.," said Jim Jones, Town of Tonawanda Engineer.

Also, each planting volunteer received a special NFTA Metro logo'd spade or hand rake to help make their job easier.  The clean up was followed with refreshments and special gifts for the children.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated in the United States in support of environmental protection and related initiatives.