On Thursday, October 3, 2019 a ceremony will be held designating the Niagara River Corridor as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, a global treaty supporting the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and related waters
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Attendance at the Designation Ceremony is free and open to the public. Registration can be done onsite on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
The ceremony will be hosted by the Niagara River Greenway Commission, New York State Parks, University at Buffalo, and the Bi-national Niagara River Ramsar Steering Committee, with representatives attending from the State of New York and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
With this designation, the Niagara River Corridor becomes the 40th Ramsar site in the United States and joins more than 2,300 wetlands worldwide recognized for their rare and unique habitat, wildlife, and biological diversity. Ramsar sites are recognized as being of significant value not only for the country or the countries in which they are located, but for humanity as a whole.
We hope you can join us in celebrating this recognition -- as well as the spectacular beauty and biodiversity of the Niagara River Corridor, the industries and businesses supported by it, the partnerships that conserve and restore our wetlands, and the education, research, and stewardship efforts that protect this remarkable ecosystem for future generations.
Wednesday, Oct. 2