Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning provides direct services and staff assistance for physical, community and economic development planning and implementation.
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Operating as usual

Photos from Buffalo Recycles's post
06/24/2021

Photos from Buffalo Recycles's post

Thinking about community solar?  Here you go...
06/24/2021

Thinking about community solar? Here you go...

We have partnered with Omni Renewables to bring you a community solar campaign you can trust! SBR in collaboration with Erie County, NY and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning vetted many leading solar providers in order to give our subscribers the best company, most reliable service and greatest savings on their monthly electric bill.

Subscribing takes less than 10 minutes and as a thank you, you will earn a $75 visa gift card upon enrollment, in addition to your monthly electric savings of up to 10 percent! Visit our landing page for more information and to subscribe today! #solar #communitysolar #renewableenergy #reliable #savemoney
https://www.wnysustainablebusiness.org/events/earn-from-the-sun

BPO Out of the Box | Botanical Gardens
06/21/2021
BPO Out of the Box | Botanical Gardens

BPO Out of the Box | Botanical Gardens

BPO Out of the Box: Virtual Version is a traveling music video series that highlights the beauty of the WNY region, showcases the talent of our musicians, re...

Attn:  Restaurants, Caterers, Banquet Facilities. etc.  Important information about the Food Waste Diversion law startin...
06/18/2021

Attn: Restaurants, Caterers, Banquet Facilities. etc. Important information about the Food Waste Diversion law starting soon.

Have you registered yet? Join us to learn more about wasted food prevention, donation, and diversion opportunities in New York!
REGISTER HERE: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcOGtrT4rE9drW77euGefDbWmLthbCyVe

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Rethink Your Waste
Niagara County
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
#nowastedfood

Good advice and should reduce disposal costs for your town!
06/18/2021

Good advice and should reduce disposal costs for your town!

Good advice and should reduce disposal costs for your town!

Timeline Photos
06/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Become a Junior Park Ranger!
We are excited to announce that our Park Passport Program has returned for 2021!!!
This year's program is running from now until Labor Day (9/6).
For information on the program visit erie.gov/familyfun
#YourErieCountyParks #10000AcresToExplore

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06/14/2021

Photos from Arts Services Inc. - ASI's post

Photos from Recycle Right New York's post
06/07/2021

Photos from Recycle Right New York's post

Just a reminder...
06/07/2021

Just a reminder...

Celebrate New York Invasive Species Awareness Week by joining us and WNY PRISM at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park to discuss invasive species removal and habitat restoration. For registration and information contact [email protected]

Celebrate New York Invasive Species Awareness Week by joining us and WNY PRISM at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park to ...
06/04/2021

Celebrate New York Invasive Species Awareness Week by joining us and WNY PRISM at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park to discuss invasive species removal and habitat restoration. For registration and information contact [email protected]

Celebrate New York Invasive Species Awareness Week by joining us and WNY PRISM at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park to discuss invasive species removal and habitat restoration. For registration and information contact [email protected]

06/04/2021

The City of Buffalo DPW has released a new survey to gather feedback from the community on their design preference for Main Street– either a two-way cycle track or a one-way cycle track on each side of the road. We prefer the one-way cycle track because it reduces potential conflicts between drivers and cyclists when making turns and integrates well with the existing dedicated bike lanes on Main Street. What do you think?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WWBGW2

So many of our daily decisions have an impact on the planet.  Here's a look at what happens with what's on our fork!http...
06/03/2021
Eat Like a Climatarian for a Healthy Planet and a Healthy You

So many of our daily decisions have an impact on the planet. Here's a look at what happens with what's on our fork!
https://www.realsimple.com/health/nutrition-diet/healthy-eating/climatarian-diet?did=640533-20210602&cmp=hac_060221&utm_campaign=home-holidays-and-celebrations_newsletter&utm_source=bhg.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=060221&cid=640533&mid=58974756495

It's no coincidence that what's good for us is good for the planet: We're the dominant species and determine much of what happens on the Earth. What we eat not only determines our health, it has a profound impact on other species, and on the land, air, water, and other resources. Here, what it means...

Timeline Photos
06/01/2021

Timeline Photos

👂 Visit Buffalo Niagara wants to hear from you! Take their survey, part of VBN's Covid-19 recovery strategy and ten-year destination master plan.

Take the quick survey today at: visitbuffaloniagara.com/have-your-say-win-a-stay

Our gnome was set to take Shark Girl’s place, but we heard she’s back. Stay tuned as soon we’ll be announcing the winnin...
05/27/2021

Our gnome was set to take Shark Girl’s place, but we heard she’s back. Stay tuned as soon we’ll be announcing the winning name from our hundreds and hundreds of entries for our gnone naming contest!

Our gnome was set to take Shark Girl’s place, but we heard she’s back. Stay tuned as soon we’ll be announcing the winning name from our hundreds and hundreds of entries for our gnone naming contest!

Erie County is continuing to work with the community on creating actions which will have a positive impact on the climat...
05/21/2021
Home | Community Climate Action Plan

Erie County is continuing to work with the community on creating actions which will have a positive impact on the climate. Transportation continues to be one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases in our County and in our Country. Public transportation is one of the solutions. Please help out by taking this NFTA survey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G6YWHWC) which is designed to help the NFTA improve its operations. And when you are done, take a minute to see how you can get involved in Erie County's climate actions at www.erie.gov/climateaction #eriecountyclimateaction

We need your input! Our Community Climate Action Plan - Scoping document and Chapter Outline are ready for review! Visit the Plan Development page to review these documents and send your feedback.

Just a bit more time to get your suggestion in to name our gnome! Deadline is 5/15. Find out more at erie.gov/healthylaw...
05/13/2021

Just a bit more time to get your suggestion in to name our gnome! Deadline is 5/15. Find out more at erie.gov/healthylawns

Just a bit more time to get your suggestion in to name our gnome! Deadline is 5/15. Find out more at erie.gov/healthylawns

Timeline Photos
05/07/2021

Timeline Photos

EXCITING NEWS!
Beginning May 10, the Shoreline Trail Enhancement construction project will be starting and continue through the summer, this will include the repaving and selective reconstruction of approximately 5.5 miles of the Shoreline Trail from Niawanda to Aqua Lane Park in the City and Town of Tonawanda. This will result in some closure of the trail while sections are being repaired. Detours will be made available where possible.

It's farmers market season! Score some Erie Grown Passport points, and support our Erie County farmers, by visiting a fa...
05/07/2021

It's farmers market season! Score some Erie Grown Passport points, and support our Erie County farmers, by visiting a farmers market this weekend!

To sign up for a Passport, visit erie.gov/eriegrownpassport. To see a listing and map of local farmers markets, visit erie.gov/eriegrown.

It's farmers market season! Score some Erie Grown Passport points, and support our Erie County farmers, by visiting a farmers market this weekend!

To sign up for a Passport, visit erie.gov/eriegrownpassport. To see a listing and map of local farmers markets, visit erie.gov/eriegrown.

05/05/2021

There are four main “ingredients” you’ll need to compost. Use this rhyme to help you remember! -- "Making compost takes some care; add greens, browns, water, and air". ⠀

🥬 Greens are your nitrogen source and include food scraps (such as fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, tea bags, and old bread), fresh grass clippings, fresh weeds, and manure.⠀

🍂 Browns are your carbon source and include fallen leaves, shredded paper, wood chips, and straw. Browns provide structure for the pile, allowing air to flow more freely.⠀

💨 Air - Compost microorganisms need oxygen! While not necessary, turning (or mixing) the pile twice a month will add more air and speed up breakdown.⠀

💧 Water - Composting works best with the right amount of moisture. If the pile is too wet, add some leaves, shredded newspaper, or sawdust. If it's too dry, add some water.⠀

#NYSCompostAwarenessWeek #ICAW2021 #GrowEatCompostRepeat #InternationalCompostAwarenessWeek #CompostAwarenessWeek #composting #recycling #foodwaste #homecomposting #climate #soilhealth #gardening #farming

Photos from WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable's post
05/04/2021

Photos from WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable's post

Are you composting yet?  Here are some good resources:  https://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=home-composting
05/03/2021

Are you composting yet? Here are some good resources: https://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=home-composting

Join us in celebrating International/New York State Compost Awareness Week, May 2 - 8, 2021! This year’s theme ”Grow, Eat… COMPOST...Repeat” empowers us to recognize and promote the importance of composting and the use of compost in growing healthier food, supporting healthier soils and, ultimately, creating a more just and sustainable world.

Learn more about how you can celebrate NYS Compost Awareness Week and find an event near you: https://www.nysar3.org/page/nys-compost-awareness-week-2021-165.html

Home - WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
04/30/2021
Home - WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

Home - WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS –HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SDG’s 2021 VIRTUAL SUMMIT MAY 5 & 6, 2 – 5 PM The Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBR) is a collaborative of public and private sector organizations working together to demonstrate how WNY businesses can take a lead in integrati...

While today is the last day of "Earth Month", that is not stopping our gnome for searching for a name.  He stopped in To...
04/30/2021

While today is the last day of "Earth Month", that is not stopping our gnome for searching for a name. He stopped in Tonawanda for a charge(!) and wants everyone to know the deadline to enter the contest in May 15. Find out more at erie.gov/healthylawns. #EC200

While today is the last day of "Earth Month", that is not stopping our gnome for searching for a name. He stopped in Tonawanda for a charge(!) and wants everyone to know the deadline to enter the contest in May 15. Find out more at erie.gov/healthylawns. #EC200

The Town of Amherst will be holding a virtual public meeting on May 6 at 7PM to discuss and answer questions on the Amhe...
04/30/2021

The Town of Amherst will be holding a virtual public meeting on May 6 at 7PM to discuss and answer questions on the Amherst Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. Details below!

The Town of Amherst will be holding a virtual public meeting on May 6 at 7PM to discuss and answer questions on the Amherst Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. Details below!

Help Keep Our Shorelines Clean by Putting Trash in Its Place These are the top trash items found along our shorelines:· ...
04/29/2021

Help Keep Our Shorelines Clean by Putting Trash in Its Place
These are the top trash items found along our shorelines:
· Polystyrene
· Bait containers and unused bait
· Cigarette butts
· Single use plastic drink containers
· Fishing Line
Thanks for doing your part to help! #EC200

It's not too late to register and hear from (among others) Erie County's very own Sustainability Coordinator, Tracy Skal...
04/28/2021

It's not too late to register and hear from (among others) Erie County's very own Sustainability Coordinator, Tracy Skalski!
Link to register: #EC200
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTdfzgXSM5GbJlFdcED4pvRsDdMEUUyARx_UA2dXJfcOAa6g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1cSyyIoPvP9bD0MNVtmIqRrRGMAwZ2VLUSvFNlDygK-_JqWUd88OpdzoM

It's not too late to register and hear from (among others) Erie County's very own Sustainability Coordinator, Tracy Skalski!
Link to register: #EC200
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTdfzgXSM5GbJlFdcED4pvRsDdMEUUyARx_UA2dXJfcOAa6g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1cSyyIoPvP9bD0MNVtmIqRrRGMAwZ2VLUSvFNlDygK-_JqWUd88OpdzoM

Erie County's Climate Action Team is looking for ambassadors to help us spread the word. Find out more at:  erie.gov/cli...
04/28/2021
Get Involved | Community Climate Action Plan

Erie County's Climate Action Team is looking for ambassadors to help us spread the word. Find out more at: erie.gov/climateaction/participate #EC200

Erie County Climate Action is Erie County’s green initiative to develop an equity-centered Community Climate Action Plan. The Plan will identify actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help the community adapt to our changing climate. The plan will also set goals following the NYS Climate ...

Join us on April 28 at 6:30pm for  a virtual public meeting to view and comment on Buffalo Blueway updates at Seneca Blu...
04/27/2021

Join us on April 28 at 6:30pm for a virtual public meeting to view and comment on Buffalo Blueway updates at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org/bluewaymeetings

Join us on April 28 at 6:30pm for a virtual public meeting to view and comment on Buffalo Blueway updates at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Register at www.bnwaterkeeper.org/bluewaymeetings

You know you've been thinking about stormwater..here's a great graphic representation of just what it's all about and wh...
04/27/2021

You know you've been thinking about stormwater..here's a great graphic representation of just what it's all about and why it's so important that only water should be flowing into your storm sewer. #EC200

You know you've been thinking about stormwater..here's a great graphic representation of just what it's all about and why it's so important that only water should be flowing into your storm sewer. #EC200

Address

95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning provides direct services and staff assistance for physical, community and economic development planning and implementation to other County government departments, local governments, the general public and private sector for-profit and non-profit organizations. Within the Department, the Divisions of Planning, Environmental Compliance and Sewerage Management and the Office of Economic Development provide planning, community development, economic development, tourism, arts, culture and heritage promotion, geographic information services, environmental and wastewater treatment services. The Department fulfills responsibilities and statutory mandates found in New York State laws, rules and regulations and the Erie County Charter and Code.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(716) 858-8390

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