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CommunityDriven Scajaquada Restoration Plan

In June 2023, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create a community-driven, watershed-wide Scajaquada Creek Restoration Plan.

This plan will serve as a resource for future decision-making by providing a technical overview of the current conditions and projects along the creek. This includes advancing two projects identified from prior engagement/planning projects with the intention that they could be ready for near-term implementation, and identifying additional areas for ecological restoration and revitalization throughout the watershed. The plan will be completed by June 2026. 
Community Advisory Group
A Community Advisory Group (CAG) will play an active role in the creation of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Scajaquada Creek Restoration Plan. CAG Members, representing Scajaquada Creek watershed residents and stakeholders, will shape decisions made during the creation of the plan. CAG Members will ensure that the plan’s creation is as transparent and accessible as possible and driven by the needs and concerns of those closest to the creek.
Purpose of the CAG:
  • Devise strategies and assist with implementation of community outreach and engagement to build public and community support for the Restoration Plan
  • Create community awareness and interest in Scajaquada Creek Restoration
  • Provide a forum for resident and local stakeholder input into waterway restoration efforts, such as identifying creek focused issues important to the community, and providing feedback on potential project alternatives
  • Review and provide feedback on the Scajaquada Creek Restoration Plan.
The first CAG meeting was held in February 2024. Check back soon for more information about the CAG Members.
Upcoming Events

Look out for upcoming engagement events! We’re excited to maintain consistent communication with the community throughout the life of this project. We are looking forward to learning from you and sharing how the project process is moving along. 

In the meantime, check out our Scajaquada Creek Lunch & Learn video series to explore more about the watershed.

Lunch & Learn Video Series
 Past meeting information 
Project Partners
BNW recognizes that our work is a small part of the larger work that is happening throughout the Scajaquada Creek corridor, and we understand that it takes more than one person, group, or organization to make a real change. We are partnering with other community members, leaders, and organizations with a footprint in the creek corridor. Our awesome partners include: 
Grassroots Gardens WNY
Black Rock Riverside Alliance
Ms. Ellen Harris-Harvey, President of Trinidad Neighborhood Association
BWELL/Buffalo Women of Environmental Learning and Leadership, Inc.
Buffalo United Front
Friends of Freedom Park
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service