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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper opens enrollment for spring 2020 water academy

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Mon, Dec 16th 2019 01:25 pm

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has opened enrollment for the spring 2020 water academy course, running Thursdays from 2-3:40 p.m. (lab portion for ECC registrants only) and 4-6 p.m. (lecture portion for all registrants), Jan. 23 through May 14.

Adults looking to connect to their local waterways and learn more about current environmental problems and solutions in the region can find what they are looking for in this place-based environmental education course.

This semester’s topics include:

  • Sustainable landscape design
  • Saving unique habitats
  • Scajaquada Creek snowshoe tour
  • Healthy land, healthy people: Native medicinal plants
  • Restoring living shorelines
  • Living infrastructure
  • Urban agriculture
  • Sewage & you
  • Love Canal

The course will be held at the East Hill Foundation (17 Island St., North Tonawanda) and at various field locations.

College students are also eligible to enroll and can receive credit for this course.

Full semester tuition is $250. Need-based scholarships are available. For general registration or more information, visit https://bnwaterkeeper.salsalabs.org/wacademyregspring2020. For questions about the course or scholarships, or to register for an individual class ($50 each), contact Ron Zietz at [email protected] or 716-852-7483, ext. 19.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has received financial support for this program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization that works to protect and restore waters and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. For 30 years, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been a guardian of Western New York's fresh water, protecting clean water, restoring the health of ecosystems, connecting people to the water, and inspiring economic growth and community engagement.

For more information about Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, visit www.BNWaterkeeper.org.

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