Welcome to the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy

Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of  Chestnut Ridge Park

 Eternal Flame Trail Saftey Enhancement Initiative Completed!

Improving the saftey and accessibility of the hike to the Eternal Flame

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The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to work closely with the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to be of help as an added resource for restoration and improvements to, and the hosting of events, in Chestnut Ridge Park.  Generous contributions of time and talent from our Board of Directors as well as financial contributions from the public make our mission possible.

The Chestnut Ridge Conservancy’s  Current Initiatives

  1. Eternal Flame Trail Safety Enhancement Project  – Completed August 2023
  2. Annual Native Tree Planting Program – Completed October 2023 – Boy Scout Troop 285 Eagle Scout Project!
  3. Hunter Kelly Playground Equipment Replacement – In progress. We have some funding received and committed but we are still seeking additional funding sources through grants and other donations.  This will be another high value project.
  4. 100 Steps Preservation – We are seeking funding for Phase I water remediation to prevent further erosion of the massive structure.

Please join us and become a member or make a donation.  We need your support!

As a member, your tax-deductible contribution will be used to help us with the projects listed above or enhance park usability and improve access to some of the lesser-known features of Chestnut Ridge Park.  If you would rather donate without becoming a member, there are donation levels to meet every budget.  Thank you for your support.