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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native Species Contact If you wish to contact me by e mail fax phone or regular post Office 1605 1607 N Main Street Niagara Falls NY US 14302 Mailing

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Ones Native Plants Natural Landscapes It is owned solely by Michelle Vanstrom Further details coming soon 14 February 2009 Meditation I think that far too often we believe that information is the only thing to be known in life Very often we lose the ability to see life as it is rather than how we describe it We put so much value on words that we forget that we don t need to assign words to everything that we know I know the feeling of standing on a mountaintop in the spring with a north wind blowing against and around me I can t put that feeling into words nor should I have to I know at those times something much more important than the names of the trees and rocks that are around me even if I can t describe it Knowing it is enough if I let it be It s when I try to find words to express what I know that I feel the frustration of not being able to describe something This world gives us messages all the time It lets us know what s important and what s not We spend much of our time though either ignoring the messages or explaining them away through rationalization People with ulcers often change nothing in their lives even though their own bodies are trying to teach them an important lesson Life flows and it goes on and on Two hundred years from now most of the things that are so important to us right now will be completely forgotten to history but the streams will still be flowing and the mountains still will be standing The storms and the sunshine will still take their turns everywhere and life will go on I d rather put my

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native Species About Us Michelle completed 56 5 hours of course work and 485 hours of volunteer work since beginning the NewYork State Master program in 2010 Michelle is passionate about the use of native plants and the ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim and much of her volunteer time is focused on these topics For example Michelle designs creates and manages pollinator habitats in Niagara County specifically in Niagara Falls and at her home in Youngstown Her yard is certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and as a Monarch Way Station by MonarchWatch As Beautification Chair for Main Street Business and Professional Association in Niagara Falls she planted and maintained 16 annual pollinator container gardens and won numerous awards for her work Michelle also created and maintains a Niagara County Native Plant website at www mdvnaturalist com check it out She has spent time monitoring and controlling invasive species hemlock wooly adelgid knotweed garlic mustard buckthorn and participates in various citizen science monitoring programs including Project Bud Burst and Project Bud Break Celebrate Urban Birds pollinator monitoring for the Xerces Society and the

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    is supported by the Seneca Nation of Indians the Niagara County Environmental Council the Erie County Environmental Management Council as well as thousands of individual citizens and a broad coalition of 65 organizations including business groups bicycling clubs environmental organizations Niagara Falls block clubs and others with a combined membership of over one million Over 2 000 individual signatures are on the petition at www niagaraheritage org where new supporters may also sign Two thousand additional signatures are on paper petition pages A complete list of the supporting groups is also available on the Niagara Heritage Partnership website Robert Moses Parkway removal would create waterfront access and significant wildlife habitat protect the watershed and create a genuine greenway along this most unique length of river corridor The botanical uniqueness of the Niagara gorge and related areas is authoritatively discussed in several articles by P M Eckel a former Niagara Frontier resident currently with the Missouri Botanical Gardens The articles results of her botanical fieldwork here and persuasive arguments for authentic restorations can be read at www niagaraheritage org under Flora at DeVeaux College Woods Notes on the Limits of the Sacred Precinct on Scovell s Knoll Oak Hill Lewiston NY and Bob Baxter s Niagara Greenhouse According to DOT figures the small number of commuters who use the parkway as a highway could easily be absorbed by alternative routes Lewiston Rd Main St Highland Ave Eleventh St Portage Rd Hyde Park Blvd Military Rd and the I 190 Traveling these routes adds only minutes to the commute Increasing traffic on the alternatives including that of visitors has the potential to help with urban revitalization Current vehicle access to the gorge edge at existing scenic vantage points such as the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center Whirlpool State Park and Devil s Hole State Park would be maintained with the Partnership proposal Wheelchair users the handicapped the elderly and others who simply prefer to drive to these locations would still be able to do so That the parkway is damaging to the fragile gorge and river ecology is not in dispute Five and a half miles of four lane parkway equals nearly three million square feet of rapid run off surface Hundreds of tons of salt are spread annually on this highway routine herbicide applications to hinder undesirable vegetation contributes to this contamination introduced into an environment supporting centuries old white pine and other botanical communities unique to New York State The NY Office of State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation documents 231 738 75 tons of carbon emissions annually from vehicles using the gorge parkway Restored natural landscapes along a parkway free gorge rim would provide economic and environmental potential for our region It would enlarge the Globally Significant Important Bird Area by over 300 acres creating a green space attractive to those seeking green vacations Visitors could select hiking experiences according to their interests within the gorge itself or a more casual walk along the blacktop rim path and wonderful family

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native Species Plant Lists Document Library 1 Salt Tolerant Natives Document Library 2 Pollinator Plants Document Library 2 Evergreen Natives Document Library Name Description Salt Tolerant Trees Native Salt Tolerant Trees NYS Erie and Niagara County Salt Tolerant Shrubs

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    taken by Wild Ones National Document Library 2 Pollinator Trailway Vacant Lot Restoration Document Library 3 Master Naturalist Project Vacant Lots July 2013 Pollinator Pathway Project Vacant Lot Restoration for Urban Wildlif e Vacant Lot 1 1617 Tenth Street Niagara Falls NY Project Scope 1 Re creation of an eastern deciduous forest plant community Trees of the Carolinia Forest for birds butterflies and pollinators 2 An intentional human activity that initiates a the recreation of a rare oak hickory ecosustem found within the Niagara River Gorge and Rim b integrity c sustainability d wildlife habitat 3 Urban beautification in a challenged neighbrohood using indigenous native plants 4 Create a wildlife habitat trail Objectives 1 Enhance persoonal knowledge of how a woodland ecosystem works 2 Advance personal knowledge of ecological restoration practices 3 Jumpstart a natural process as a means to ecological awarness and personal education 4 Use a young methodology based on the emerging science of restoration ecology 6 On going monitoring invasive plants 7 Create habitat for birds butterflies pollinators and other urban wildlife 8 Use locally sourced native plants 9 Obtain Wildlife Habitat Certification Pollinator Habitat Certification Bird Habitat Certification Habitat Hero Certification 10 A Master Naturalist and Natural Areas Community Project Project Timeline 2011 Land purchased 1617 and 1923 Tenth Street Niagara Falls Application for Niagara River Greenway Statement of Consistency Awarded Application for Greenway Funds Ecological Standing Committee Incomplete The National Directors and Executive Oficers terminated Of Wild Ones Native Plants Natural Landscapers terminated the Niagara Falls and River Region Chapter of which I founded and was president 2012 Site surveyed Tree Identification Fence installed Goal Eliminatior of trash accumulation addition of a recognizable urban design element Partners Niagara Boundry Fox Fence 2013 Deisgn Plant Consultation Site Preparation Installation Planted native trees and shrubs Partners Cornell

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Niagara Gorge Rim was a Niagara River Green study for the Removal of the Robert Moses Parkway The study was a hotile takeover undertaken by the Wild Ones Native Plants Natural Landscapes Executive Board They also terminated the Niagara Falls Chapter Document Library 2 Pollinator Trail Way Project Formerly a Niagara River Greenway Project Pollinator Trailway Project Vacant Land Restoration 1617 Tenth Street Niagara Falls NY July 2013 Pollinator Pathway Project Vacant Lot Restoration for Urban Wildlife Vacant Lot 1 1617 Tenth Street Niagara Falls NY Project Scope 1 Re creation of an eastern deciduous forest plant community Trees of the Carolinia Forest for birds butterflies and pollinators 2 An intentional human activity that initiates a the recreation of a rare oak hickory ecosustem found within the Niagara River Gorge and Rim b integrity c sustainability d wildlife habitat 3 Urban beautification in a challenged neighbrohood using indigenous native plants 4 Create a wildlife habitat trail Objectives 1 Enhance persoonal knowledge of how a woodland ecosystem works 2 Advance personal knowledge of ecological restoration practices 3 Jumpstart a natural process as a means to ecological awarness and personal education 4 Use a young methodology based on the emerging science of restoration ecology 6 On going monitoring invasive plants 7 Create habitat for birds butterflies pollinators and other urban wildlife 8 Use locally sourced native plants 9 Obtain Wildlife Habitat Certification Pollinator Habitat Certification Bird Habitat Certification Habitat Hero Certification 10 A Master Naturalist and Natural Areas Community Project Project Timeline 2011 Land purchased 1617 and 1923 Tenth Street Niagara Falls Application for Niagara River Greenway Statement of Consistency Awarded Application for Greenway Funds Ecological Standing Committee Incomplete The National Directors and Executive Oficers of Wild Ones Native Plants Natural Landscapers terminated the Niagara Falls and River Region Chapter of which

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  • Michelle Vanstrom, Master Naturalist
    Resources Reference Books Film Schools Parks and Open Space Natural Heritage Program How2 Projects Plants Regional Plants Forest Flora Reference sheets NYS Plant List Invasives Wildlife Wildlife Species List Birds Butterflies Pollinators Insects Frogs FAQ Advocacy Contact Contact Us About Us Citizen Science Links PlantLists Projects Vacant Lot 1 Habitat Vacant Lot 2 Habitat NF Hampton Inn Habitat Ecological Restoration Media Press Home Michelle Vanstrom Master Naturalist Niagara s Native

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