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Conservation Advisory Council


Save the date: Annual Arbor Day Open House!!
At the Clarence Nature Center
Saturday April 27th, 2024 from 10AM-1PM.

More information here.

Town of Clarence Conservation Advisory Council Mission Statement

The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) promotes conservation efforts in the Town of Clarence. The CAC is sought by Town officials for consultation on conservation issues and seeks to partner with citizens and volunteer groups to fulfill its mission and enhance the Town’s natural beauty and resources. The CAC has a wide and comprehensive view of conservation, which includes: protection and management of wildlife, forests, wetlands, parks and natural areas, to name a few.

CAC members are Town residents who volunteer for two year terms. For a detailed list of duties, see Chapter 7 of the Clarence Town Code. Our liaison Town Council member is Bob Altieri.

Current Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) Members 

Member Role Contact
Cheryl Cantlon Co-Chair
Steve Diver Co-Chair
Charles Biegner Member
Casey Diederich Member
Dennis Londos Member
Barbara Maisch Member
Joel Radder Member
Lori Kuhmann Member
Ron Walkowiak Member
Bob Altieri Town Councilman, Liasion to CAC


Conservation Advisory Council Minutes   

Meeting Schedule

Conservation Projects

If you are interested in volunteering your time towards a project, or want to learn more about the CAC, you are welcome to attend a future meeting. If you have ideas for conservation projects, please contact us!

Native Plantings

We encourage planting mostly native species in this region of western New York. Here's a list of native trees and shrubs.

Invasive Species

Here is a list of invasive species that should not be planted.

For alternatives to these, see Invasive Ornamental Plant Alternatives

Volunteer Waiver Form

This form is used for projects or work to be done on Town property:

Clarence Nature Center

The Nature Center is a peaceful, natural space in the heart of Clarence with forested trails. The Clarence Nature Center Building is used mainly for educational activities.

Enter at 9030 Sheridan Drive, type “Clarence Nature Center Building” in GoogleMaps.

You can also access the Nature Center from Thompson Rd (see map below).

Obviously, no motor vehicles are allowed on any of the trails. For all visitors, please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Map of trails

(Link to pdf file of nature center trails)

Application for Using Nature Center

The Nature Center is used for educational purposes dealing with conservation, wildlife and environmental awareness. It is also a hub for volunteer activities centered there.

To request use of the Nature Center, please submit this application to the Clarence Town Clerk, Karen Hawes. This and other applications for the use of Town buildings can be found on the FORMS tab of the town website.

Nature Center Application:…