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Falls Community Development, Waterkeeper team for 'Summer In Your City' STEAM event

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Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Native plant workshop at Hyde Park 'Living Shoreline' site
Niagara Falls Community Development, in partnership with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, will host a native plant workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Hyde Park Rose Garden as part of the "Summer In Your City" STEAM event series. The event is free and open to all ages, and no pre-registration is required.
Participants will receive a guided tour of the "Living Shoreline" project at Hyde Park by Wendy Paterson, senior community engagement coordinator at Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Attendees will learn how to identify locally native plants and the wildlife native plants support, and can take home their very own plant in this workshop.
The "Living Shoreline" project is located along the southeast portion of Hyde Park Lake, adjacent to the Hyde Park Rose Garden, in an area that improves approximately 600 feet of shoreline. More than 1,300 different plants, trees and vegetation were planted along the shoreline to improve water quality, reduce erosion, provide critical habitat features for fish, birds and other wildlife, and provide public access to parkgoers.
The "Summer In Your City" STEAM event series is an initiative of Niagara Falls Community Development, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District. It promotes science, technology, engineering, art and math through interactive lessons and activities that engage youth in STEAM curriculum out in their community during the summer months. These events are funded by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable.
For more "Summer In Your City" events, visit yourcitynf.com.

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