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Magavern to speak tonight in Snyder on Niagara Greenway

Sam Magavern, co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good, will speak Tuesday evening at the Adirondack Mountain Club Niagara Frontier Chapter monthly meeting in Snyder.

The gathering starts at 7 p.m. with a "Happy Half Hour" in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway. Please park behind the church and enter though the back door.

The ADK program will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Magavern will give a talk entitled, "The Niagara Greenway: Can We Fulfill its Potential?"

Magavern, who received the club chapter's Conservationist of the Year Award last year, is a graduate of Harvard University and UCLA Law School who practiced law with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis before returning home to Buffalo in 2004.

He teaches at the University at Buffalo Law School and Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo. He is also a volunteer attorney for the City of Buffalo Living Wage Commission.

He also serves on the Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Open Buffalo Advisory Board.

The Partnership for the Public Good is a local think tank that advocates for the revitalization of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Areas it supports include social justice, water and air quality, recycling and various green initiatives.


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