Buffalo’s Outer Harbor - Lectures, Public Forums & Events
April - May 2015
Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on Lake Erie has been discussed and hotly debated this past year, initiated by a new planning effort by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. It is time to have an ongoing conversation about this place: What is the future for this waterfront land? What is the community’s vision for the Lake Erie Waterfront?
A series of lectures, public forums and events will be held in April and May to further this conversation.
Please attend one or more of these events. Your participation and voice are important.
IP REPORTS: BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR 4/15
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Presentation by Dan Telvock with panel respondents. Sponsored by the Investigative Post
7:00pm at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
http://www.investigativepost.org/events/ for $10 tickets
THE LAKE ERIE COMMONS:
THE OUTER HARBOR AND THE PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE 4/22
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Presentation by Jim Olson, President of FLOW, with panel respondents.
FLOW is an organization seeking protection of the Great Lakes through Public Trust.
Sponsored by the WNY Environmental Alliance; http://www.growwny.org/wnyea
Tifft Nature Preserve, Fuhrman Blvd, Buffalo [ MAP ]
5:30pm Green Drinks and 7:00pm Lecture
WHOSE OUTER HARBOR? 4/30
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Film by Robert Reich “Inequality for All” and discussion of environmental justice issues on the Outer Harbor. Sponsored by Buffalo State Center for Economic and Policy Studies and Burchfield Penny Art Center
7:00pm at Burchfield Penny Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
EVERYBODY’S WATERFRONT: BENEFITS OF PARKS AND OPEN SPACE TO CITIES AND REGIONS 5/6
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Peter Harnik, Trust for Public Land, who will discuss the economic, health, environmental, cultural and social benefits of parks and open space. Sponsored by 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor
6:00pm at the Burchfield Penny Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
FUN FUNDRAISER: “SKYRIDE BUFFALO” 5/30
Saturday, May 30. The annual “Skyride Buffalo,” sponsored by GOBike, is a fundraising bicycle tour of historic locations, a scenic tour over the Skyway, and highlights the past, present and future of bicycling in Buffalo. Ride followed by a celebration at the Outer Harbor.