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Spring Clean Up Sunday 4/30 1 - 3 PM

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 for a New Playground

Hand holding commemerative brick with playground in the background

We're kicking off our brick fundraising campaign to get a new playground at the park!

Bricks are available at $50 and $100.   

Buy a brick, maybe two!

https://www.bricksrus.com/order/buckinghampond/

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

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

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

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

Dinner Fundraiser Sunday 11/13 at The Point

Please Take Survey

Please take our park visitors survey https://surveymonkey.com/r/BPCSurvey2016.
The results of this survey will help us focus our efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance Buckingham Pond and its surrounding green space.

Playground Feedback Sunday 9/25 3 to 5 PM

The City of Albany has asked Buckingham Pond Conservancy to help gather community comments on proposed improvements to the Buckingham Pond Park playground.  
 
Please join us at the public information meeting on Sunday, September 25th at 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Bethany Reformed Church at 760 New Scotland Ave, Albany. Elks Lodge 25 South Allen Street, corner of Yates.  PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION
 
The City has provided this pdf of the proposed improvements.   A representative from the playground equipment company will be on-hand to answer any questions.
 
We invite all ages to attend this meeting -- young and old and in between!  We also welcome comments to info@buckinghampondconservancy.org
 
Another important way for you to communicate your thoughts about Buckingham Pond Park is to take our short visitors survey here: https://surveymonkey.com/r/BPCSurvey2016.  The survey is about the entire park, not only the playground, so we hope you will fill it out whether or not you are able to join us on the 25th.
 
Thank you, and we hope to see you on September 25th!

Ice Cream Social Sunday 9/11 1 to 3

Ice Cream Social Sunday 9/11 1 - 3 PM

Sunday September 11 from 1 - 3 will be our Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social.

There will be *FREE* ice cream courtesy of the Stewart's Shop on New Scotland Avenue and 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?

DGS working at the pond

Shown here is a photo taken earlier today 9/9/2016 of a DGS truck digging out the catch basin in the parking lot and it appears they’ve begun the work to fix the washed out part of the path. Thank You DGS for helping us improve the park!

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