Who We Are

Our Mission

Our core mission is to acquire, remediate and manage potentially contaminated lands along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River and their tributaries for ecological protection and to improve public access to the water and waterfront.

Our Vision

As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, our efforts are intended to help create a truly connected system of public waterfront sites, by acquiring additional waterfront lands to link existing public sites, provide for new passive and active public access sites in underserved areas, and undertake environmental remediation and ecological restoration projects.


Our committees include:

  • Governance and Finance
  • Land Development, Acquisition, and Management
  • Stakeholder Relations

Our Board of Directors

Daniel RikerPresident
Aimee ArceoBoard Member
Steve FrankBoard Member
Steve MayerBoard Member
Josh SmithBoard Member
Matthew FitzgeraldVice President
Michelle BodewesBoard Member
Joseph KedronBoard Member
Egon MoldenhauerBoard Member
Sandy SmithBoard Member
Jesse Alt-WinzigTreasurer
Erin CarminaBoard Member
Mary Ann KedronBoard Member
Robert PattersonBoard Member
Adam WaltersBoard Member
Mark StorchSecretary
Emma CookBoard Member
Joy KueblerBoard Member
Anne PerryBoard Member

Additional Information


The Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust has adopted the Land Trust Alliance Standards that reflect the Ethical and Technical Guidelines for Responsible Operations of a Land Trust.  We continue to work toward accreditation using these guidelines.

Thank You to our sponsors and affiliates