Cathy Buchanan and Saving Niagara Falls

I recently received an email from Cathy Buchanan, author of The Day the Falls Stood Still (click for my review), about the movement to stop high-rise development on the green spaces of Loretto Academy.  Here’s what she had to say.  I urge you to all consider the issue, get informed, and participate.

Lots of you know I’ve helped found Friends of Niagara Falls, a non-profit organization working to preserve the environment and natural beauty of Niagara Falls.  Our first task is a big one: stopping the high-rise development planned for the green space of Loretto Academy (yep, it’s the convent school where The Day the Falls Stood Still opens in 1915), located atop the bluff adjacent to the Horseshoe Falls.

The treed grounds of Loretto frame the falls in nature, a much more fitting backdrop to a natural wonder of the world than a wall of hotels. The high-rises will cast shadows on the parkland surrounding the falls and the falls itself and are expected to increase the number of rain-like days at Niagara Falls, as has been the case recent high-rise development.

Please show our government your opposition by signing the Friends of Niagara Falls petition. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthewalls/

To get informed and get involved, visit http://www.FriendsofNiagaraFalls.org/

Please pass these links onto friends and family.


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  1. Cathy Marie Buchanan says

    Thanks so much, Serena, for posting this. Very much appreciated.

  2. Interesting, but doesn't surprise me at all. Let's just pave over the few beautiful spaces we have left all in the name of money.

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