Learn About Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy at Audubon’s November 3 First Friday

Learn About Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy at Audubon’s November 3 First Friday

Did you know that the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) currently owns and manages more than 20 nature preserves with more than 1,000 acres of land throughout Chautauqua County?

You can learn more about the CWC at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on November 3, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Through a talk and slide show, Conservation Lands Manager Jonathan Townsend will share the work of his organization that established these nature preserves to protect vital habitats for native plants and wildlife and to preserve the ecological functions of our watershed.

With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the not-for-profit has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region since 1990.

Townsend will explain those 1K4U stickers you may have seen, as well as update you on CWC’s Gateways to Nature program, preserve system, recent accomplishments, and present and future activities.

Jonathan Townsend earned a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology, both from SUNY Fredonia. In addition to being Conservation Lands Manager at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, he is an adjunct instructor in the Biology Department at Jamestown Community College and is a Board Director at Greystone Nature Preserve in Fredonia.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.

The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Nature Center Members. Registration can be completed online on the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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