The fifth annual meeting of the Buckingham Pond Conservancy will be held SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. At our formation In 2009, 35 people came together to found the Buckingham Pond Conservancy. Since then we've grown in size and continue to coordinate clean ups, host social events, find grant opportunities, build relationships with City staff, sample the pond's water (3 years going on 4), installed storm drain medallions, and so much more.
Each year we come together just one time to celebrate our successes and revisit our priorities. Be a part of it! Come to the:
Fifth Annual Meeting
Buckingham Pond Conservancy
Sunday March 30
Bethany Reformed Church
Scott Kisbaugh, Lakes Monitoring and Assessment Section Chief from the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation will be with us to help us understand the findings from our summer's work collecting water samples from the pond.
We will also be voting to elect a new Board Member and amend the bylaws. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, but only members can vote. Membership is $5 per year per adult, and we're happy to take your membership contribution at the door.
We are seeking one person who loves the pond to consider a two-year term as a board member. If you are interested in finding out more about being a board member, contact us no later than Saturday 3/15 at email@example.com.
What a wonderful skating party. Many thanks to the Chocolate Gecko for the marshmallows, Dunkin' Donuts & Hess Express for hot chocolate, coffee and donuts - and to Adam for the ice fishing!
Sunday 2/9 Skating Party from 1 - 3.
Hot chocolate, hot dogs, donuts and winter fun with friends and neighbors.
Don't be afraid of the cold and ice! Make the best of it and join your friends and neighbors for a skating party on Buckingham Pond!
Grab your skates, a warm coat, mittens and a lawn chair and meet up for an enjoyable afternoon on the ice.
No Ice = No Skate
(Thanks to Dunkin' Donuts and HessExpress for their donations!)
Buckingham Pond Clean Up Day
Sunday October 20, 2013 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Meet at the parking lot
Several projects are planned:
- Garbage pickup through out the park
- Final review of "storm drain medallions" on all catch basins that feed Buckingham Pond,
General gardening and trimming
Sunday September 15 from 1 - 3 will be our Third Annual Ice Cream Social.
There will be *FREE* ice cream courtesy of the Stewart's Shop on New Scotland Avenue and drinks courtesy of HessExpress.
Deb Cavanaugh of Heldeberg Music Together will perform
Guided Nature Walks of the pond.
And of course, time to enjoy this special place with your friends and neighbors.
Food, friends, and fun - who could ask for anything more?
Blue Green Algae Alert
Common Sense Precaution: Did you know that it’s not a good idea to let pets or kids touch algae in Buckingham Pond or any place else for that matter? Certain types of blue-green algae can cause skin irritations if touched and be toxic if ingested. Since it‘s hard to tell a harmful algae bloom from one that’s not harmful, NYSDEC recommends that you not touch any algae blooms.
Some of this summer’s pond water samples contained a “blue green algae”. We don't know about toxicity yet, as we're waiting for lab results.
More information here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/77118.html