On Thursday November 10, Greg Rising from Tower Optical in Norwalk, CT arrived with the Conservancy’s latest addition to Chestnut Ridge–high-powered binoculars!

Tower has binocular installations all over the country, including Niagara Falls.

The Conservancy worked with Dan Rizzo and JJ Thomas of the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to provide a platform and make sure that everything went smoothly. We have established a three-year lease on the equipment. Unlike the binoculars at some other destinations, no quarters are required for viewing.

Thanks also to editor Chris Graham of the Orchard Park Bee for joining us at the installation and his great article in the November 17, 2016 edition of the Bee.