Niagara County Community College Environmental Task Force
Peggy Elliot, Chairperson
Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
(716) 731-6222 ext. 450
The chief purpose of the NCCC Environmental Task Force
is to educate the college community about environmental issues and to implement action
which confirms NCCC's commitment to the respect of our environment now and in the
future. We are seeking new members, particularly students, alumni.
A small portion of the NCCC campus is mowed only
every two or three years, thereby encouraging ground-nesting birds to nest. In the
fall of 1998, a couple dozen fruit-bearing shrubs will be planted near our wooded area.
The NCCC College Foundation will provide grant money
for the construction of a 20' x 50' hummingbird/butterfly garden, which students in the
horticulture program have designed in the shape of a butterfly. It will be planted
with perennials, which are necessary for butterfly habitat, and will be located east of
the buildings, near a wooded area, visible from the children's playground.
The Environmental Task Force has the "go
ahead" for a composting operation. NCCC will be the first college in Western
New York to compost its food and yard waste. Initially, Food Service will be
composting pre-consumer materials. The compost can eventually be used on the
Recently, the Environmental Task Force completed an
Environmental Audit of NCCC. The document details what is being done at NCCC and
what can be done in the future to have a positive effect on the environment. Copies
will be available in the Faculty Resource Center and to the public in the college library.
For more information about N.C.C.C.'s plant and animal
habitat click here Niagara County Community College.