On July 1, 2019, Dan Castle, AICP became the new Deputy Commissioner of Planning & Economic Development.
July 10, 2019 12:11pm
June 11, 2019 2:23pm
The Erie County/Town of West Seneca Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program will be available for public review and comment from June 12 through June 27, 2019 at the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Erie County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York, 14202.
June 11, 2019 2:17pm
Erie County and the Northeast South Towns and Northwest Local Solid Waste Management Boards will hold a joint public meeting on
July 31, 2019, at 6:00pm to facilitate public comment and discussion about each Board’s draft 10 year planning documents, their Local Solid Waste Management Plans. The public meeting will be held at the Erie County Emergency Management Facility Auditorium located at 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Click here to RSVP for this meeting.
Additional information regarding the Northeast South Towns and Northwest Local Solid Waste Management Plans can be found
June 5, 2019 1:49pm
May 28, 2019 10:32am
This year, Erie County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) free collection events have changed. Instead of having two open events for Erie County residents, we are now offering five small
April 8, 2019 1:49pm
FREE TO ALL
Thurs, April 11 6 pm @ Jacobs School of Medicine, UB Downtown
March 25, 2019 4:28pm
April 3rd, 2019,
6 PM – 8 PM
Dard Hunter Hall
21 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
March 14, 2019 2:40pm
March 13, 2019 1:14pm
Short form applications are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 24th, while long form applications are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 1st.
February 21, 2019 11:23am
Strategies and stories on purchasing, planning and coordinating to maximize customer experiences while minimizing food waste including disposable containers & plastic ware.
February 15, 2019 12:46pm
How are our local communities becoming more resilient?
February 14, 2019 3:30pm
Erie County has released their Climate Action and Sustainability Plan (CASP) for internal county operations. The plan outlines and prioritizes ways the County can further reduce GHG emissions
January 29, 2019 10:05am
2019 Applications are due March 15th, 2019
January 24, 2019 12:45pm
Erie County/Town of Hamburg
2019 Action Plan of the
January 14, 2019 4:27pm
Bethlehem Shoreline Trail now open!
January 14, 2019 11:58am
January 3, 2019 2:54pm
Two public meetings will be held on Monday December 17 at 12:00 PM and again at 5:00 PM at the downtown Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Meeting Room.
December 12, 2018 3:00pm
Provide your comments at
A 60-day comment period will be open through December 17, 2018. Comments received will be reviewed to finalize the Parks Master Plan Update
November 29, 2018 4:57pm
Event at capacity. Join our mailing list to get notifications for upcoming collection events: http://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=mailing-list-hhw-collections-plastic-pollution-prevention-and-all-other-environmental-programs
October 11, 2018 12:37pm
Teacher Development Day is Open for Enrollment! Register at call Elvie (LV) Mertz 716-821-7221 www.e1b.org or
October 9, 2018 9:23am
September 1st through 30th 2018
October 8, 2018 2:06pm
October 2, 2018 1:29pm
The 2019 Erie County Rain Barrel Painting Contest is in full swing!
September 27, 2018 3:38pm
September 26, 2018 1:45pm
Erie County engaged HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment (HVS) to conduct a market and feasibility analysis related to the potential redevelopment of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Cent
September 21, 2018 1:43pm
Local agriculture is an important and varied regional asset. In Erie County, we have the good fortune of having a large number of farms and agricultural businesses.
September 20, 2018 1:20pm
The Western New York Hot Spot Fishing Map has recently added two new functionalities.
September 18, 2018 3:53pm
The County of Erie, New York (the “County”) is currently seeking Proposal Statements from qualified firms interested in providing engineering services.
September 18, 2018 3:37pm
Session 1: Ag-Friendly Municipal Planning
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., North Collins, NY
Session 2: Agricultural Preservation Tools
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., East Aurora, NY
August 24, 2018 8:38am
August 13, 2018 12:26pm
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
August 13, 2018 12:11pm
Saturday August 11, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm
August 10, 2018 4:40pm
A public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1004 of the Erie County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York.
June 14, 2018 11:47am
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm and 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where: Reinstein Woods Nature Center
93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043
RSVP: by June 22, 2018 to Solarhelp@nyserda.ny.gov
June 7, 2018 1:17pm
Free Local Government Training: May 30th, 2018 at 5:15 PM
May 25, 2018 9:31am
Saturday June 2, 2018 9am-2pm
Now enter from Abbott Rd - Lot 3 across from New Era Field
3978 Abbott Rd, Orchard Park, NY
between Big Tree Rd and Southwestern Blvd
May 7, 2018 12:53pm
April 10, 2018 3:07pm
RFP 184.108.40.206 Michale Anthony DUE April 25
April 10, 2018 11:32am
2018 Sustainable Business Summit
May 1, 2018
8:00 am – 6 pm
Hotel Henry Urban Resort
444 Forest Avenue Buffalo NY 14213
March 22, 2018 1:35pm
Rain barrels, compost bins and accessories can be purchased online:
Orders must be placed by May 25, 2018
Scheduled pick up date: June 7, 2018
March 22, 2018 10:34am
Final sealed proposals are due to Bonnie Lawrence, by 4:00 pm (EST) on April 20, 2018.
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
95 Franklin St, Room 1086, Buffalo, NY 14202
March 1, 2018 4:30pm
Proposals from engineering firms are due at the end of this week (March 2, 2018 at 4:00pm) for the “Erie County Sewer District No.
February 28, 2018 3:22pm
SHORT FORM applications are due by
11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 25th, while LONG FORM applications are due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd.
February 23, 2018 5:57pm
March 1st, 2018 at 5pm.
Buffalo Museum of Science, Cummings Room
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211
February 15, 2018 11:36am
Convention Center Plaza, Buffalo, NY on April 5, 2018
February 14, 2018 11:09am
Annual sale of deciduous and conifer seedlings and conifer transplants, order due March 16th
February 12, 2018 10:56am
Sealed proposals will be received at DEP, 95 Franklin Street, RM 1004, Buffalo, NY 14202 at 10:30 AM, Friday, March 2, 2018.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Erie County DEP, 95 Franklin St., 10th Floor.
February 9, 2018 11:11am
Final sealed proposals are due to Jennifer Beltre, Senior Housing Specialist,
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning at 95 Franklin St,
Room 1055, Buffalo, NY 14202 by 4:00 pm (EST) on March 2, 2018.
February 9, 2018 11:02am
2019 Cultural Funding Program Dates:
February 9, 2018 10:53am
Three (3) public hearings have been scheduled to discuss the draft Action Plan:
Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at the Lackawanna Public Library, Community Room, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY
Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 pm at the Hamburg Town Hall, Lobby, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY
Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 pm at the City of Tonawanda, Court Room, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY
January 19, 2018 12:03pm
Thursday January 18th, 2018 at 7 pm
Eden Jr/Sr High School
January 8, 2018 5:02pm
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Newstead Town Hall 7 - 8:30 PM
January 5, 2018 12:01pm
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Concord Senior Center 40 Commerce Drive 6:00pm – 8:00pm
January 5, 2018 10:34am
December 6, 2017 1:12pm
A public open house to gain input on the Town of Holland Comprehensive Plan has been scheduled for Novermber 14th, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Holland Community Center, 3 Legion Drive, Holland NY 14080
November 8, 2017 11:49am
Public information meeting 2
Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan Update
Thursday September 21st - 6:00 P.M
Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Dr, Springville, NY
September 18, 2017 4:29pm
September 15, 2017 11:19am
September 14, 2017 4:03pm
September 1st through 30th 2017
August 25, 2017 12:25pm
Final sealed proposals are due to Jennifer Beltre, Senior Housing Specialist,
Erie County Department of Environment and Planning at 95 Franklin St,
Room 1055, Buffalo, NY 14202 by 4:00 pm (EST) on August 25, 2017.
August 4, 2017 10:08am
Interactive Hot Spot Fishing Map now available!
August 2, 2017 11:34am
TOWN OF GRAND ISLAND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE “Bridging the Future” Public Kickoff Meeting August 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the High School Auditorium
August 2, 2017 11:16am
July 25, 2017 3:59pm
View the findings to date of the Erie County Parks Master Plan Update
July 21, 2017 11:03am
Town of Newstead and Village of Akron Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Open House August 8th 2017 - 6:00 pm Newstead Town Hall
July 20, 2017 3:40pm
A public workshop to gain input on the Town of Holland Comprehensive Plan has been scheduled as follows:
June 20, 2017 3:28pm
A public information meeting to discuss the Town of Concord Comprehensive Plan Update is scheduled for
Wednesday June 28th - 6:00 P.M in the Concord Town Hall
June 20, 2017 8:51am
June 7, 2017 5:13pm
June 7, 2017 5:12pm
June 7, 2017 3:27pm
May 5, 2017 3:13pm
Public Open House May 16th 2017 at 6 pm
May 5, 2017 3:08pm
Town of Lancaster, Village of Lancaster & Village of Depew Joint Comprehensive Plan Public Open House May 18th 2017 - 6;30 pm Lancaster Opera House
May 5, 2017 2:01pm
Sale ends May 31st 2017! Get yours today!
May 5, 2017 12:37pm
Congrats to all the winning schools!
April 27, 2017 10:48am
Applications due: THURSDAY JUNE 8TH 2017
April 21, 2017 4:18pm
RFP - Recommendation Study for A New Or Expanded
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
One (1) original and six (6) print copies of the proposal are required to be submitted by
2:00 pm on May 26, 2017.
April 13, 2017 3:50pm
April 10, 2017 3:31pm
Provide Input on the Future of the County's Parks, Recreation, and Forestry!
April 4, 2017 4:04pm
Preparing for Extreme Weather Events through Land-Use Planning
Where: Erie County Fire Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York 14227
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Workshop Goal: Provide Lake Erie/Niagara River region municipal leaders with training on severe weather and climate change impacts as well as some of the tools, resources, and programs that can be used to identify and address vulnerabilities and increase community resiliency to those impacts.
March 30, 2017 11:16am
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Join Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper for an interactive workshop to learn and discuss the Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan. This workshop will highlight findings and suggested management actions for the following sub-watersheds: Buffalo River, Smoke Creek, Eighteenmile Creek. Topics will include: Riparian Buffers, Land Use, Nutrient Loading, Green Infrastructure. A light snack will be provided.
Please meet at the Wales Community Center. 12345 Big Tree Rd Wales Center, NY 14169
March 1, 2017 12:21pm
The 2017 Erie County Rain Barrel Painting Contest is in full swing!
February 27, 2017 11:18am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced funding for Comprehensive Master Plan Updates. Funding for the plans is from the Regional Development Corporation loan fund.
February 15, 2017 9:58am
Join Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper for an interactive workshop to learn and discuss the Regional Lake Erie/Niagara River Watershed Action Plan.
Where? Please meet at the Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia, NY. 19 Ross St, Batavia NY 14020
When? Monday, February 27th starting at 6:00 PM
February 9, 2017 11:29am
There will be a community meeting on the issue of single-use bags and the impact on our waterways on FEBRUARY 15, 2017.
February 6, 2017 3:14pm
The 2017 DRAFT Action Plan is now available.
Public hearings regarding the 2017 Draft Action Plan are scheduled for:
Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, Community Room, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna
Wednesday, January 25 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, Lobby, 6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg
Thursday, January 26 2017 at 7:00 p.m., City of Tonawanda, Court Room, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda
January 13, 2017 11:22am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will accept applications from December 21
st through January 20 th.
December 21, 2016 10:08am
Action Plan Amendment Public Hearing and Comment Period
December 16, 2016 5:02pm
December 9, 2016 2:50pm
Housing Counseling and Referral Services:
December 1, 2016 11:30am
December 1, 2016 11:25am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Erie County Legislature Chambers, Old County Hall
October 25, 2016 3:45pm
NYSERDA’s PV Trainers Network and Erie County invite all local public officials involved in approval processes of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend this solar workshop:
Municipal Solar Policy: Zoning for Solar
October 13, 2016
Morning Workshop: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evening Workshop: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Orchard Park Municipal Building, Basement Meeting Room, 295 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127
October 3, 2016 3:04pm
Erie County and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) have announced the development of a Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for internal county operations.
September 29, 2016 9:17am
Keep your family and loved ones safe. Download the ReadyErie Community Preparedness App
September 28, 2016 2:37pm
October 24, 2016
Submission of the proposals shall be directed to: Paul D’Orlando, Principal Contract Monitor
September 27, 2016 9:02am
Tuesday, September 13 7:00 p.m. Angola Village Hall, 41 Commercial Street, Angola, NY RESCHEDULED to:
Wednesday, September 21 6:30 p.m. West Seneca Public Library Meeting Room - 1300 Union Road, West Seneca, 14224
Thursday, September 15 7:00 p.m. Tonawanda City Hall – Court Room, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY
September 14, 2016 2:50pm
“MEAT” the Farmer at the Buffalo Downtown Country Market (on Court and Main Street)
Thurs., October 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM FREE!
September 9, 2016 11:10am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will accept applications from for inclusion of predominantly viable agricultural lands into existing Agricultural Districts September 1st, 2016 through September 30th, 2016
September 1, 2016 9:52am
Thursday, July 14, 2016 (4:30pm to 7:00pm)
City of Lackawanna Council Chambers,
714 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY.
June 20, 2016 10:06am
The Erie County/Town of West Seneca Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Gra
June 9, 2016 10:52am
Presentation Now Available!
May 20, 2016 1:13pm
DATE: Wednesday June 1st, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
LOCATION: ECC SOUTH, Room 102, Building 5 ADDRESS: 4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127
May 18, 2016 3:18pm
Good job helping to protect our water and your safety by disposing of medicines properly through collection and incineration!
May 16, 2016 12:06pm
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS!
It was truly a difficult decision for our judges and every single group should be very proud of their hard work!
May 16, 2016 11:06am
A big thank you to Erie County residents for coming out to our Household Hazardous Waste collection this past Saturday at Erie Community College, North Campus.
May 13, 2016 12:59pm
Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:00 A.M in Erie County DEP Room 1004, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo NY, 14202 Deadline - UPDATE: May 12, 2016 at 2:30 P.M., local time, at 95 Franklin Street, Room 1077, Buffalo, New York, 14202
May 9, 2016 10:47am
Erie County Sewer District No. 4 has begun the installation of a sanitary sewer project in the Towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster that will eliminate the Aurora North Pumping Station.
The project will last through the summer and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.
May 4, 2016 9:44am
Pre-Bid Conference: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M at Buffalo Riverfest Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 Deadline: May 12, 2016 at 3:00 P.M at 95 Franklin Street, Room 1077, Buffalo, New York, 14202
April 13, 2016 1:45pm
Enviro-Fair at the Walden Galleria Mall on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
April 12, 2016 4:14pm
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Erie Community College - South Campus
Approximately 4836 Big Tree Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075 - entrance to ECC kitty-corner from Parker Rd
April 12, 2016 3:16pm
Issue RFP: March 30, 2016
Proposals Due: April 26, 2016
Tentative Contract Execution Date: June 6, 2016
March 31, 2016 12:06pm
Bring ANY unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications, syringes, inhalers, liquids, ointments, patches, etc.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM
March 28, 2016 10:36am
Deadline for submission is April 20, 2016 by 4 pm (EST).
March 22, 2016 4:32pm
The Evans Lakeshore Trail Phase 3 Open House was held on November 10th, 2015.
March 18, 2016 9:35am
March 14, 2016 11:35am
Black Rock Canal Park Phase 3 is currently undergoing preliminary design and review.
February 25, 2016 3:08pm
March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
120 Church Street Buffalo , 14202
February 3, 2016 2:56pm
April 5th, 2016
8 AM - 4 PM Buffalo Niagara Convention Center 153 Franklin Street Buffalo, New York
February 3, 2016 1:15pm
The Department of Environment and Planning in cooperation with the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry will soon be undertaking this major update to the 20
February 3, 2016 11:32am
The Erie County Environmental Management Council is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Environmental Awards Program. Find out how you can nominate a municipality or organization for Earth Day 2016!
January 27, 2016 9:44am
January 11, 2016 11:17am
We are pleased to announce that Erie County has formed an inter-departmental Green Team that will identify ways to make internal operations greener through reducing waste and pollution.
December 28, 2015 12:13pm
The Rush Creek Interceptor project is a significant investment that will benefit Erie County Sewer District No.
December 23, 2015 5:12pm
December 21, 2015 and January 20, 2016.
December 22, 2015 11:38am
Easy question: Can wrapping paper be recycled? Answer (not as easy): It depends!
December 18, 2015 2:32pm
The 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Project round begins with applications from municipalities only, due on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.
October 27, 2015 9:59am
The second phase of construction was recently completed at the county’s Black Rock Canal Park in Buffalo
October 26, 2015 2:58pm
The Erie County Environmental Management Council (EMC) recently published their 2015 Annual Recommendation Report.
October 5, 2015 2:37pm
The 2015 Agricultural District Open Enrollment period runs from September 1st through September 30th.
October 1, 2015 2:51pm
October 1, 2015 2:50pm