Friends of Tifft
In 1972, a group of concerned citizens created Tifft Nature Preserve transforming an urban industrial site into a nature preserve. Tifft offers 264 acres of lakes and ponds, cattail marshes and woodlands interconnected by foot trails and boardwalks. A city resource just two miles south of downtown Buffalo, Tifft harbors the last surviving remnants of the Buffalo River delta lands and is home to a startling variety of wildlife.
Tifft serves a broad spectrum of the local community and attracts both out-of-state and international visitors. However, this unique community asset is continually threatened due to a lack of public funds.
To make sure Tifft survives today and for future generations, concerned citizens came together in 2005 to form a non-profit organization known as “Friends of Tifft”.
Our purpose is to promote and enhance environmental and historical educational programs, to support the staff with volunteer assistance and to provide the necessary funding.
Join us and make a difference!
For more information:
- Members are important partners in the promotion and protection of this urban nature preserve.
- Members are invited to a variety of members-only tours and programs.
- Members may use Tifft snowshoes and discovery kits at no charge.
- Members have the power of a vote at the annual membership meeting.
- Members make a difference.
Tifft Nature Preserve is located at 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, New York 14203. From the Southtowns area, take Route 5 east. Exit at Tifft Street and continue straight following Ohio Street to Tifft Nature Preserve.
From downtown and northern sections of the city, follow route 5 (Skyway) west. Stay to the right and continue to Tifft Street. Turn left onto Tifft Street, go through the underpass and immediately turn left. Continue to the Tifft Nature Preserve Entrance, within one half mile on the right.
Friends of Tifft Nature Preserve, Inc.
P.O. Box 51
Buffalo, New York 14205