Guild members once again bundled up and braved the mid-April cold to participate in a shoreline cleanup for the sixth year in a row.
The cleanup was held at Father Conway Park and the Ohio Street Boat Launch in the Old First Ward, a large piece of land that encompasses railroad tracks, the shoreline and a large, open field. Guild members were thankful for sunshine and dry ground as they fanned out across the park to pick up trash and debris. Many large garbage and recycling bags were filled to the brim by the end of the morning.
The annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup was organized by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, which involved more than 1,500 volunteer at 40 sites along the shoreline.
Guild members participate annually in memory of our late friend, reporter and Guild leader John “Jay” Bonfatti. Jay, who died in 2008, loved the outdoors and believed strongly in caring for the natural wonders of Western New York.