The Western New York Land Conservancy acts as the conservation buyer, negotiating contracts with the private landowners of the Klydel Wetlands parcels and managing the wide variety of funds that have been dedicated to the Klydel Wetlands project.
The Citizens for a Green North Tonawanda is the locally led group that placed the Klydel Wetlands in the spotlight as a community resource in need of protection. They have acted as an advocacy and educational resource, keeping residents and community leaders updated on the project’s status and promoting the benefits of having a permanently protected nature preserve in their back yard.
The Buffalo Audubon Society, under the direction of former President Tony Wagner and Executive Director William McKeever, has spearheaded the fundraising effort, raising the significant amount of funds needed to cover acquisition, closing, and ongoing stewardship costs. Buffalo Audubon will manage the North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve as an outdoor education area and wildlife preserve.