WNY PRISM Walk and Talk at Unity Island Park
Join WNY PRISM and Friends of Unity Island for an educational Walk and Talk at Unity Island Park on Wednesday, August 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm. WNY PRISM staff will be on hand to talk and answer questions about invasive species, management and habitat restoration as it relates to the great work that’s been happening at the park!
Sitting within the Niagara River, Unity Island is part of a globally significant Important Bird Area. The Niagara River Corridor provides much-needed habitat for migratory and resident birds and is home to an impressive collection of gull species – 19 species of gulls have been recorded! Unity Island Park was recently part of an Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration project implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which restored 10 acres of coastal wetland habitat on the island. Among other things, this project supported the removal of invasive species and restoration of wetlands and native plant communities.
WNY PRISM Coordinator Andrea Locke will discuss the invasive species found on Unity Island and how invasive species management and habitat restoration is important for healthy landscapes. You’ll also have the chance to meet volunteers from Friends of Unity Island, a community group focused on volunteerism, stewardship and education.
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 4 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.