Bond Lake Environmental &

Beautification Commitee 

BOND LAKE NATURE CENTER

Welcome! We're so excited that you found our website!  

The Bond Lake Nature Center is located inside the Warming House, and is staffed by volunteer members of the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee. The Center is open during scheduled events or by appointment. The Center offers numerous exhibits as well as information on the history of the park and surrounding area.

The Bond Lake Environmental Committee consists of local residents dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the ecosystem contained within the park. This Committee sponsors several different events throughout the year including wildflower walks, BugFest,  and bird watching walks. 

Please browse through our website to find out more about what the park and the Nature Center has to offer. For more information please feel free to send us an email.

ATV USE IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK

WHAT'S NEW AT THE  PARK?

The oak savannah/grassland restoration project  is getting full support from the Niagara County Legislature!  Please read the Buffalo News article from January 29, 2012:

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/lewiston/article717178.ece 

 Portions of Bond Lake Park are being considered for an oak savannah restoration project, organized by the Western New York Land Conservancy through the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project. Roughly five acres of land within the park are likey to be the target of this restoration project, which will modify an existing oak stand near the escarpment.

This is a very exciting change for Bond Lake Park. According to the Land Conservancy, oak savannah was once abundant along the shorelines of the Great Lakes, but now is among the most rare habitat types on the planet. This unique habitat is a blend of open oak forest with an understory of  native grasses. Many songbirds require this type of habitat for survival and sucessful breeding.

 This photo of Oak Savannah habitat is from the US Forest Service at www.fs.fed.us

 

                                                                                          

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