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Commemorative Bricks make great year end gifts!

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Looking for the perfect thank you or year end gift for someone who loves the pond?  How about a commemorative brick?  You can even get a nice certificate to share with the recipient.   Bricks are available at $50 (4" x 8") or $100 (8" x 8").  Bricks will be installed along the path near the playground in the Spring, so now is a perfect time to finally sign up for that brick you've been meaning to get for yourself or a friend.    Funds raised from brick sales support the work of the Conservancy.  Order a brick here and pay online or by mail.

Looking for Social Media Volunteer

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Do you have some basic communication/social media/web skills?   Do you have a few hours a month to help BPC? 
If so, please reach out to us at info@buckinghampondconservancy.org

We are searching for someone who can plan and implement our electronic communication strategy (web, facebook, twitter, and email). 
The person would ideally be able to join us at monthly board meetings (normally first Monday of the month at 7:30), but most of the work can be done any time, so this is a great volunteer opportunity for people with busy schedules.
 
 

Playground Ribbon Cutting Update

The new playground has been a huge success so far. Lots of kids are out enjoying it every day!
 
Thank you once again to the City of Albany - especially the Department of General Services, the Recreation Department and the Mayor's office, and to our major donors: the Lobo Family in memory of Angelo & Victoria Lobo, Stonehenge Gardens, Dolores Hamilton, the Bender Family Foundation, and the Wildflower Fund, as well as the many individual donors who purchased commemorative bricks or made donations.

This playground could not have happened without these private donations large and small. After being derailed by weather a few weeks ago, we are looking forward to celebrating with a formal ribbon cutting this Spring and will post the date as it gets closer.

We expect to replace the temporary sign with a more permanent one in time for the ribbon cutting.

Postponed! - Playground Ribbon Cutting - Friday 10 AM

We are concerned about little hands and feet so are postponing.  New date will be announced shortly.

 

Please join us to celebrate our new playground with a formal ribbon cutting this Friday 11/10/2017 at 10:00 am. Children are encouraged!   

This is the culmination of two years of fundraising, planning, and finally building, so we look forward to seeing many friends at this celebration.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan will be there to celebrate with us and help us acknowledge the hard work of the Department of General Services and the Recreation Department.  We'll also be thanking our major donors: the Lobo Family in memory of Angelo & Victoria Lobo,  Stonehenge Gardens,  Dolores Hamilton, the Bender Family Foundation, and the Wildflower Fund, as well as the many individual donors who purchased commemorative bricks or made donations.   This playground could not have happened without these private donations large and small.

You'll also have the opportunity to sing along with our neighbor Ruth Pelham to celebrate the spirit of welcome and inclusion that our new playground represents.  Ruth Pelham is a performer, educator, community builder, and the founder of Music Mobile that for forty years has brought love and learning to people of all ages. She is currently working on The Music Mobile Legacy Project to highlight the story of the Music Mobile and the generations of people it has touched.

Please dress warmly and bring spoons or other simple homemade instruments to play along with as part of the "Buckingham Pond Community Band." 

Playground is Open

The playground is playable!  Few last cosmetic things still need cleaning up, but the kids were having a great time this weekend.
We are planning an official ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday 11/10.  The time has not been finalized, and will be posted here as soon as it is.

Next Meeting

Please join us at the next board meeting.  Board meetings are the best way to find out what we are doing and get more involved.
Next meeting:
Monday January 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM
(We generally meet the first Monday of each month)
Bach Branch of Albany Public Library
455 New Scotland Ave

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