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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Erie County, NY
06/01/2020

Erie County, NY

Erie County has created a "one-stop-shop" webpage with a list of local cultural programs and offerings. Check it out at: erie.gov/presenting

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

05/28/2020
05/28/2020
05/21/2020
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Now this is what we call family bonding! BPO violinists Doug Cone and Andrea Blanchard-Cone are joined by their sons, Matt and Drew for a home performance of Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44. Bravi tutti!

#PlayOnBPO #StayStrongBuffalo #WNYCulturalConnections

StudentCam
05/21/2020
StudentCam

StudentCam

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.

While this is from a city in Utah, there is plenty of info that translates to our programs here in Erie County https://k...
05/20/2020
Recycling the wrong thing? Provo's 'Oscar the Hipster' sets the recycling record straight

While this is from a city in Utah, there is plenty of info that translates to our programs here in Erie County https://kjzz.com/news/local/recycling-the-wrong-thing-provos-oscar-the-hipster-sets-the-recycling-record-straight

Provo City has a new guy in town to teach residents about properly recycling - and he means business. The city featured a bearded, goggle-wearing fellow in videos posted on social media that are a spoof of the fictional character, Oscar the Grouch, of the PBS/HBO television program Sesame Street. Pr...

05/20/2020
Microplastics in the Lakes - Great Lakes Now - 1004 - Segment 2

Take a look at this piece on microplastics which has a focus on research done locally in the Great Lakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzzueBFzXJI&t=19s

This is just one of the topics we'll be discussing on May 29th with local experts including Dr. Sherri Mason. Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-of-plastic-screening-and…

Researchers in New York have been looking into plastics pollution in the Great Lakes as they try to grasp the scope and look for possible solutions. Great La...

05/19/2020

Take a look at this piece on microplastics which has a focus on research done locally in the Great Lakes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzzueBFzXJI&t=19s

This is just one of the topics we'll be discussing on May 29th with local experts including Dr. Sherri Mason. Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-of-plastic-screening-and-wny-on-line-talk-tickets-104701838016?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTk1ODgwNTQvYW5kcmV3LmdvbGRzdGVpbkBlcmllLmdvdi8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) like Erie County Sewer District (ECSD) No. 6 do a lot to protect our water...
05/18/2020
Notice: Draft MS4 Annual Report | Division of Sewerage Management (DSM)

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) like Erie County Sewer District (ECSD) No. 6 do a lot to protect our waterways. Check out ECSD No. 6’s draft annual report to be filed with NY State: https://www2.erie.gov/dsm/index.php?q=notice-draft-ms4-annual-report

Per the NYSDEC General Permit for MS4, Erie County Sewer District No. 6 has posted for public review, at the link below, the draft Annual Report for the year ending March 9, 2020. A formal period for comment will be available until 4:00 PM on May 21, 2020. Comments on the report shall be mailed to:....

05/18/2020
www2.erie.gov

Is this another rainy Monday, or is it Tuesday? Does this 'new' daily grind feel like watching paint dry?? Well, did you know you can actually dry latex paint for proper disposal? To find out more, check out this page on our website:
https://www2.erie.gov/environment/sites/www2.erie.gov.environment/files/uploads/LatexPaint-DryAndDiscard.pdf
To learn when we will be resuming our hazardous waste collections (where you would bring your oil-based paints for proper disposal), please go to www.erie.gov/recycling

Date of the sale has been extended, but don't wait as quantities are limited.  https://eriecompostersale.ecwid.com/
05/15/2020
Erie County 2020 Earth Day Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

Date of the sale has been extended, but don't wait as quantities are limited. https://eriecompostersale.ecwid.com/

Erie County, in partnership with the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, the City of Buffalo, and the Town of Wheatfield, is once again offering rain barrels & compost bins. Order yours today.           Thank you for shopping at our store. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the original delivery pick ...

Erie County and our partners are offering a great opportunity to view this important documentary and then on May 29th to...
05/14/2020
Story of Plastic Screening and WNY On-line Talk

Erie County and our partners are offering a great opportunity to view this important documentary and then on May 29th to hear and ask questions of a great local panel. We have a limited number of "movie viewings" available, so sign up now! Please share with others and often--thanks!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-of-plastic-screening-and-wny-on-line-talk-tickets-104701838016?utm_term=attend&invite=MTk1NzgwOTAvQW15LkFsZHVpbm9AZXJpZS5nb3YvMA%3D%3D%0A&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&ref=enivtefor001

We’re hosting a free virtual screening of The Story of Plastic followed by an Online WNY panel discussion Friday May 29, Please join us!

Not that you need an excuse to get on your bike, but here's a good one!
05/12/2020

Not that you need an excuse to get on your bike, but here's a good one!

Happy National Bike Month! Biking is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while staying safe.

Erie County, NY
05/10/2020

Erie County, NY

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at Erie County! 💐 Remember to practice social distancing: show your love to Mom or Grandma by dropping-off a creative gift, and get together virtually via smartphone or online group video chat.

#MothersDay

Albright-Knox
05/09/2020

Albright-Knox

Every year, the Albright-Knox invites everyone—students, community groups, organizations, households, and individuals—to create live re-creations of works of art for great prizes. While this annual contest normally takes place outside, this year, as we practice social distancing, we brought it online. We had an overwhelming response with nearly 300 entries! Here are the People's Choice and judges' winners.

GObike Buffalo
05/08/2020
GObike Buffalo

GObike Buffalo

We are THRILLED to announce the commencement of planning and community outreach for the Southern Tier Trail, an 80-mile pedestrian and bike path extending from the City of Buffalo to the Town of Hinsdale, passing through 20 towns and villages, with links to the 750-mile Empire State Trail and the 90-mile Genesee Valley Greenway. Learn more about it and mark your calendars for our virtual public meeting on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 pm.

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05/08/2020
Modern Disposal Services

Thanks for sharing these great ideas!!

TGIF! Our #ModernTriviaTuesday question this week was: "Are tissue boxes recyclable in your curbside recycling tote?"

The answer is...Yes! Tissue boxes are recyclable, even with that small piece plastic wrap at the opening. However, if you're looking for a fun project to do with your kids at home, try out some of the crafts in the link below to reuse your tissue boxes!

https://www.diyncrafts.com/27835/repurpose/25-innovative-upcycling-projects-give-new-life-empty-tissue-boxes

05/08/2020
Channel 4

Channel 4

Toilet paper stunt made this opera singer viral! 🧻

Second Generation Theatre
05/08/2020

Second Generation Theatre

SGT is proud to partner with our friends at MusicalFare Theatre for a Livestream Cabaret -THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC: A C-"ABBA"-RET on Thu May 21st. Tickets at www.musicalfare.com. All proceeds benefit MusicalFare and Second Generation Theatre Company!
Tickets: www.musicalfare.com

For more information check out this message from SGT's AD, Kelly Copps: https://youtu.be/py0KppNGn4g

Join recycling and composting experts and Erie County Department of Environment and Planning staff members Andy Goldstei...
05/08/2020
Master Gardener Online Garden Fence Chats

Join recycling and composting experts and Erie County Department of Environment and Planning staff members Andy Goldstein and Gary Carrel 'talking trash' (okay, really composting) at 10am today. To find out more:
http://erie.cce.cornell.edu/gardening/master-gardener-online-garden-fence-chats

Get Ready for Spring!Join our CCE Erie Master Gardener hotline volunteers as we host virtual hotline hours or ‘Garden Fence Chats’ Monday –Friday via Zoom from 10:00 am to noon.REGISTER FOR GARDEN FENCE CHATS HEREThis will be an opportunity to chat with Master Gardener hotline volunteers real ...

05/07/2020
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Here's a great Compost Awareness Week video from our the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Compost Expert, Gary Feinland. Lots of great tips and troubleshooting suggestions.

Troubleshooting your compost pile with DEC's Gary Feinland.

Visit Buffalo Niagara
05/07/2020

Visit Buffalo Niagara

Introducing The Market at Graycliff “Drive-Thru”!

This version of Graycliff’s popular farmer and vendor market begins this Friday, May 8th. The Market features a selection of vendors offering food, soap, beverages, and more!
This week you’ll find popcorn from Whats Pop-In Gourmet Popcorn, maple products from Kwilos Farms, floral cupcakes from Sweet Pea Bakery, kombucha from Snowy Owl Kombucha plus The Cheesy Chick food truck.

Please note that this is a PRE-ORDER ONLY event.

Visit and follow Graycliff for more information.
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#InTheBUF

Complete a survey from Parks & Trails New York at www.GreenwaysPlan.org to shape the future of NYS trails!
05/07/2020

Complete a survey from Parks & Trails New York at www.GreenwaysPlan.org to shape the future of NYS trails!

When complete the #EmpireStateTrail will span 750 miles from the Battery in Manhattan north through the Hudson Valley to Canada and west along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Buffalo… but what about the next generation of greenway trails? What will they look like? You tell us. Go to www.GreenwaysPlan.org and take a quick survey. #TrailsAcrossNY #GreenwayTrails #EmpireState #bikepaths #multiusepath #sharedusepath NY State Parks & Historic Sites

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
05/06/2020

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

The Erie Canal opened across New York State in 1825. It passed along the northern border of Amherst. Many Amherst farmers sent their crops to markets in Buffalo and Albany on canal boats. The canal also made it easier for settlers, coming from New England and Europe, to travel to their new homes in Amherst - such as the Schmitt family from Alsace-Lorraine, who built and lived in the Log House in our Historic Village. 🏠

Here is the Erie Canal themed page from our coloring book for your little ones to enjoy.

#HandsOnLearning #BNHV #OurHeritageYourVillage

05/06/2020
West Falls Center for the Arts

West Falls Center for the Arts

Great Memory Cafe concert today with Ed Croft and Vinnie DeRosa ! A lot of boxed lunches and masks delivered too! Next one is Wednesday, May 20th, 1:30pm.

05/06/2020

It's Compost Awareness Week! Here's some ideas for "Social Media While Social Distancing"
•Take a selfie with your home compost setup (or using finished compost), post to your social media platform of choice, and challenge your friends and family to do the same! Be sure to use the hashtags #icaw2020, #soillovescompost, #nyscompostawarenessweek
•Show off how "Soil Loves Compost" at your home by snapping a pic of your favorite use of finished compost (e.g., garden beds, planting trees, compost tea, etc.), and sharing via social media.
•Follow ICAW on Facebook and Instagram.
•Follow NYS celebrations and highlights on Facebook and Instagram with NYS Save Our Food.

You can still take advantage of special discount prices for composters and rain barrels while supplies last at https://e...
05/06/2020
Erie County 2020 Earth Day Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

You can still take advantage of special discount prices for composters and rain barrels while supplies last at https://eriecompostersale.ecwid.com/.
There are plenty of educational opportunities for exploring the needs and benefits of composting and keeping our stormwater safe--check out these resouces (respecitvely) for more info:
https://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=home-composting
https://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=western-new-york-stormwater-coalition
and just for fun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjPfLhJbdc0

Erie County, in partnership with the Western NY Stormwater Coalition, the City of Buffalo, and the Town of Wheatfield, is once again offering rain barrels & compost bins. Order yours today.           Thank you for shopping at our store. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the original delivery pick ...

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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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