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Spring Clean Up Sunday 4/30 1 - 3 PM

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Spring Clean up
Sunday 4/30 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meet at the Parking Lot
Join with friends and neighbors as we pitch in
to make the pond a better place for all of us.

Help us Raise Funds

Hand holding commemerative brick with playground in the background

We are raising funds for the conservancy with a brick campaign.  Bricks will be installed along the path near the new playground at the park in the Spring of 2018.  Funds raised have already helped defray the costs of the playground and will be used to advance the many other priorities of the Conservancy. 

Bricks are available at $50 and $100.   

Buy a brick, maybe two!

Annual Meeting Sunday 3/19 1:00 to 2:00 PM

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Please join us at our Annual Meeting on Sunday March 19th, 1pm-2pm, at the Bethany Reformed Church, 760 New Scotland Avenue (at Buckingham Drive stoplight). We will be providing an update of our activities this past year which include the following: 

  • Draft designs created and significant funds raised towards an updated and more inclusive playground including $10,000 from the Bender Family Foundation and $20,000 from the City of Albany
  • $15,000 anonymous grant through the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY towards shoreline stabilization, path improvements, habitat restoration, and the playground project
  • A focus on invasive species: Addressing the Japanese knot weed problem with help from the City Water Department, and community education with Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)
  • A commitment from the Department of General Services and the Water Department to develop a master plan for path improvements and shoreline stabilization efforts at the east end of the pond.
  • Various improvements around the park including a new storm drain and drainage system for the parking lot.
  • Completion of a playground and park usage and improvement survey with nearly 200 respondents.

Secondly, it’s also the time of year when our annual memberships are up for renewal. You can join or renew for 2017 at the meeting, online here, or by mail at PO Box 8352  Albany, NY 12208. With major improvements in the planning phase and implementation sometime this summer, it’s an exciting time for our Conservancy. So we’d love to see you at the meeting. And if you can’t make the meeting, please be sure to renew your membership for 2017.

Skating Party Sunday 2/12, 1 to 3 PM

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Get out the ice skates, bring your family and friends to enjoy ice skating and Hot Chocolate on Buckingham Pond.

Sunday 2/12/2017  1:00 - 3:00 pm



Help Plant Tulips Sunday 11/6 1 to 3

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Please join us Sunday 11/6 from 1 to 3 to plant tulip bulbs at the Pond.

Next Meeting

Please join us at the next board meeting.  Board meetings are the best way to find out what we are doing and get more involved.

Next meeting:

Monday March 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM
(We generally meet the second Monday of each month)
Bach Branch of Albany Public Library
455 New Scotland Ave

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