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Sustainable Futures: The Riverline and BCAT's Educational Impact on The Public Good

Presenter(s): Dejia Marie James
Date: January 9, 2024, 11:30 am-12 pm

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week are Jeff Lebsack, Director of the Riverline at the Western New York Land Conservancy (WNYLC), and Krista Berry, Executive Assistant/Grants Coordinator at the Buffalo Center School for Arts and Technology (BCAT). 

This year, planning will continue for the Riverline, a project through the WNYLC that repurposes old infrastructure to create a Greenway and nature trail along Buffalo Creek. To achieve program goals, the WNYLC has partnered with the BCAT to host a Landscape Maintenance Technician Program.

The program, for adults residing in the City of Buffalo, includes 30 paid hours of instruction, 30 hours of field training, and a paid internship.

Our guests discuss the Riverline, the Landscape Maintenance Technician Program, and how BCAT’s adult education programs empower Buffalo residents to learn new skills and establish themselves in new careers. Those interested should apply by January 29, 2024. The program starts on February 5th. Classes take place Monday through Wednesday, 5:30-8:30, with a synchronous live learning option.

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