The Board has recently voted to increase our Board to 11 members from 9 in accordance with our By-Laws. This is necesary as we proceed to implementing the soon to be released recommendations for our plans to maintain Buckingham Pond.
There is an immediate need for board members who can assist in fundraising, website maintenance, publicity and outreach, project management, etc. If you love Buckingham Pond, want to see it flourish into the future, can dedicate approximately 75 hours per year and would like to help your neighbors with the many tasks that we will need to supervise or lead, please complete the Nomination Form and return it to the address noted by April 3rd.
Buckingham Pond Conservancy is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is “to coordinate existing resources and identify new resources devoted to protecting, preserving, and enhancing Buckingham Pond and its surrounding green space.”
What does the Conservancy do?
• We build relationships with City departments and other stakeholders,
• We host community events including an Ice Cream Social and winter Skating Party,
• We coordinate cleanup and work days,
• We study the pond’s ecological health, including sampling the water each summer through the NYSDEC Citizen’s Statewide Lake Assessment Program,
• We seek grant funds to enhance and protect the pond.
Please join today by clicking http://www.buckinghampondconservancy.org/join and making a $25 tax deductble donation to become a member or renew your membership for 2015.
It has been an amazing and long winter everywhere and certainly here at Buckingham Pond! Now that the ice and snow are finally melting, we turn our attention to Spring. Officially, Spring starts Friday, March 20th. We have several activities tht will begin, this year in April, due to the early holidays of Passover and Easter.
Please save April 19th on your calendars. This is the date of our Annual Membership Meeting.
The week after our Annual Meeting we will be fighting invasive species at our Annual Spring Cleanup on April 26th!
More details will follow.
Get out the ice skates, bring your family and friends to enjoy ice skating, Hot Chili, Dunkin Donuts, Hot Coffee, and Hot Chocolate on Buckingham Pond. Weather and ice permitting, alternate date 2/8/15
We want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who support the Buckingham Pond Conservancy and cherish images like this one. Whether Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, Buckingham Pond offers everyone the gift of its beauty.
I wanted to say thank you to all of you have provided financial support, hard work and time during cleanups, participation and attendance in social events, and for all other means of encouragement you have given our great group of volunteers.
Thanks and Happy Holidays to you and your families!
Harry J. Ermides, President
Mark Bechard *** Grace Bennett *** John Caplis
Marjorie Geiger *** Harry Meislahn ***
Felton McLaughlin *** Mara Penrose *** Anne Savage