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Corporate Partnerships

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s work to restore and protect our waters
results in a higher quality of life for all who live, work, and recreate in our region.

Read how your support can show the community your commitment in protecting and restoring our waters to benefit current and future generations.

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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has been the guardian of Western New York’s waterways for over 30 years and is a name synonymous with the recent renaissance of our region.

When businesses invest in our work, their brand is recognized alongside ours as an establishment committed to protecting and restoring our waters for the benefit of current and future generations.
By making an investment in Buffalo’s waterfront, you’ll receive the positive sustainability metrics you need for your organization, while making Western New York a better, healthier place to live and work.
When you partner with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, you can expect:
• Increased brand awareness
• Boosted image & community optics
• Valuable engagement opportunities for your staff

Thanks to our Mission Partners!

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper benefits the lives of

1.2 million

Western New Yorkers
Our work spans over

square miles

of the Niagara River Watershed, including Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Orleans and Genesee counties.
Every philanthropic dollar invested has the potential to return

40 times

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Partnership Opportunities

Mission Partners

By investing in Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper as a Mission Partner, your business is part of the essential and enduring impact on the revitalization of our region’s waterfront.

Philanthropic support from WNY businesses is critical to our ability to advance the progress made thus far while tackling the growing threats to our environment.

Spring Sweep

This annual cleanup engages thousands of volunteers across Western New York to clean up our shorelines and parks to beautify communities.


Spring Sweep is our largest event of the year and part of the annual Great Lakes CleanUP, where we are joined by volunteers across the Great Lakes region in removing litter from our shorelines and protecting our waterways.


April 20, 2024

10 am to Noon

Emerald Evening

By sponsoring Emerald Evening, you will stand in solidarity with your neighbors, confirming that polluted, inaccessible waterways are something our community no longer accepts and that your company is invested in keeping our water clean and healthy.


Join us on May 21st for an incredible evening at the glorious Buffalo AKG Art Museum in the heart of the Scajaquada Creek corridor to celebrate 35 years of protecting and restoring our water and surrounding ecosystems.⁠⁠
We are pleased to announce our Honorary Event Chair, NYS Senator Timothy M. Kennedy. In addition to small plates, drinks, awards, and auctions, we will present Lifetime Achievement Recognition to organization co-founder and former U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins. Our Emerald Evening will be hosted by 7 News Anchor Jeff Russo.⁠


May 21, 2024


Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Scajaquada September

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper dedicates the month of September to recognize the history and promote the vision of restoration for Scajaquada Creek.


Events will include the second Freshwater Flicks, the return of the Scajaquada Sweep, four virtual Lunch and Learns, and more!

Date TBA

Location TBA

For additional information, please contact:

James Bender, Development Director
Dani Priebe, Development Manager