The Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve
Located in Historic Downtown Buffalo and on the Shoreline of Beautiful Lake Erie
Times Beach Nature Preserve
Times Beach Nature Preserve is located in downtown Buffalo New York on the shoreline at the convergence of Lake Erie, the Buffalo River, and the Niagara River. This Nature Preserve is arguably one of the most valuable bird and pollinator conservation sites in the Great Lakes.
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It is considered to be the western gateway to the Niagara River "globally significant" Important Bird Area. Birds migrating throughout the Niagara River corridor and many breeding species depend on Times Beach. To date over 240 species of birds have been identified here. That is more than almost any other location in the Great Lakes.
The Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve conducts tours, speaks to groups and classrooms, and works to promote public engagement. We are a member of the Western New York Environmental Alliance and the Learning Sustainability Campaign
Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve
The Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve evolved from a group of citizens and local organizations that began work to recognize the importance of the site in the 1970's. During the 90's the group evolved to advocate for the creation the nature preserve. This group became recognized by government agencies and elected officials the Times Beach Oversite Committee. In May 2005 the site was officially recognized as a Nature Preserve. Today the Friends of Times Beach includes many of those original citizen activists as well as hundreds of new "friends".
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Today the Times Beach Nature Preserve is owned by the City of Buffalo which has a management agreement with Erie County. State and Federal agencies have continuing active interests in the site.