Eco-Campus Revitalization Project Podcast

Eco-Campus Revitalization Project

  • The Niagara Wheatfield Eco-Campus Revitalization Project is a bi-annual community-based engagement activity.  The project work focuses on an approximately 1.8 mile trail surrounding the High School and Middle School campus, with special attention given to the area immediately impacting Cayuga Creek, which is a natural western border to the campus.

    Cayuga Creek is our schools’ direct connection to the Great Lakes, which provide our community with everything from clean drinking water to economic and recreational benefits. We know that any environmental improvements we can make to our MS/HS campus will help to improve water quality in Cayuga Creek and, by extension, to the Great Lakes. Our project will not only continue to make those tangible improvements to local water quality, but it will also provide tremendous learning opportunities for our students and nature-based recreation and fitness opportunities for our community.

    In addition, the Eco-Campus Revitalization Project has become an opportunity for students, parents, community groups and staff to participate in activities that encourage collaboration, community spirit, and environmental consciousness.  Over the past few years the groups and partners involved have included:

    • HS Outdoor Club

    • Interact Club

    • ETMS Yearbook Club

    • ETMS Home School Association

    • Rotary Club of Niagara Central

    • Niagara Wheatfield Kiwanis Club

    • Lion’s Club

    • Niagara River Greenway

    • Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

    • Candella’s Landscaping

    • Fiorella’s Landscaping 

    • Klettke Land Surveyors

    • Matty’s Deli

    • Buffalo Gear

    • Taylor’s Tap and Grill

    • Smart Choices

    • Tim Horton’s

    • And more...

    We are very excited about the short-term and long-term planning related to the Eco-Campus Revitalization Project.  The District is working with a landscape architect to map out plans which include: a board-walk and bridge over Cayuga Creek, installation of benches along the walking trail, a little lending library, a boot brush station, improving our campus stormwater management, improving water quality in Cayuga Creek, additional native tree plantings, rain gardens, improvements to the outdoor classroom, and more.