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    Niagara Glen a real treasure that needs to be protected

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There’s probably no better place to teach children about birds, wildflowers and trees than by taking them on a hike in the Niagara Glen.

    “It’s all about raising an awareness for nature and the environment and hopefully our youth will do what they can to protect it,” said Bruce Macdonald, founding president of the Friends of the Niagara Parks – Niagara Glen Group.

    On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of Niagara Glen, held their second annual Earth Day at the Glen. They were set up near the top of the access stairs and were joined by a number of other organizations including the Niagara Parks Commission, the Niagara Parks Police, the Niagara Falls Nature Club, Ontario Access Coalition, Leave No Trace and Scouts Canada. All had displays and representatives on hand to answer questions.

    Parkway removal bid gains Canadian support

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A bid to remove a section of the Robert Moses Parkway has drawn interest from a few groups in Canada.

    Several Ontario-based organizations have signed an online petition advocating for the elimination of the 6.5 mile parkway section along the top of the Niagara Gorge between Niagara Falls and Lewiston.

    The Niagara Restoration Council, Friends of Niagara Falls, Preserve Our Parks, the Niagara Falls Nature Club and the Bert Miller Nature Club of Fort Erie all have endorsed the Niagara Heritage Partnership’s effort to have the stretch of parkway removed. To date, a total of 81 local, state, national and international organizations have supported the proposal. The list includes 30 Niagara Falls Block Clubs and several of the city’s business organizations.

    “This growing international support demonstrates an increasing recognition that gorge parkway removal has high value — for the ecological restoration of the gorge we share and for the economic benefits arising from the natural world,” Partnership Chair Bob Baxter said.

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