Grand Island in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bringing Back Wetland Habitat and Native Species
Over 100,000 specimens of native plantings were integrated into the marsh ecosystem to achieve a diverse wetland habitat to support fish, birds, wildlife and plants. Promoting native species will help Little Beaver Island remain a healthy part of the Niagara River environment.
Funded and built by the New York Power Authority in conjunction with New York State Parks, this effort aims to restore the abundance of historical plant and animal apecies that called Little Beaver Island home long before Grand Island was developed.
[[insets:] New England Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, Soft Rush Juncus effusus, Swamp Smartweed Polygonum hydropiperoides, Red Maple Acer rubrum, Black Willow Salix nigra
Erected by New York Power Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 2010.
Location. 42° 57.742′ N, 78° 57.747′ W. Marker is on Grand Island, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Park Road to Lot 5, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Beaver Island State Park, area 4, on the road to area 5, which is Little Beaver Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Island NY 14072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. For the Birds (here, next to this marker); Grover Cleveland & Grand Island / Lewis F. Allen & Western New York (approx. 1.1 miles away); Allenton Farm/Creating Beaver Island State Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bedell House 1877 - 1935 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Island Life (approx. 1.2 miles away); Strawberry Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); Did You Ever Wonder What It Takes to Restore an Island? (approx. 1.2 miles away); Recovery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
Also see . . . Beaver Island - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Vehicle entrance fee to Beaver Island State Park is collected in season. (Submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.