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Local and Regional Environmental Advocacy Organizations in DEC Region 9 (Western New York)

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara & Wyoming Counties, New York

Regional Organizations

Citizens Campaign for the Environment
Western New York/Southern Tier Chapter

733 Delaware Road, Box 140
Buffalo, NY 14223
Phone: 716-831-3206
FAX: 716-831-3207

Citizens' Environmental Coalition
Western New York Office

543 Franklin Street, Suite 2
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-885-6848
FAX: 716-885-6845
E-mail: or

Clean Communities of Western New York

Great Lakes United
c/o Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-886-0142
FAX: 716-204-9521

Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
P.O. Box 366
Via Rooseveltown, NY 13683
Phone: 518-358-4592
FAX: 518-358-3488

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH)
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 800-343-7527
FAX: 607-547-6087

New York Rivers United
199 W. Dominick Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: 315-339-2097
FAX: 315-339-6028

Sierra Club Niagara Group

WNY Climate Action Coalition
c/o 4 Meadowstream Court
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-0062

WNY Drilling Defense
Meeting location: 875 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Call for mailing address
Phone: 716-507-2077

WNY Sustainable Energy Association
c/o 4 Meadowstream Court
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-0062

Organizations in Allegany County

Alfred Housing Committee, Inc.
14 Madison Street
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: 716-772-2928

Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development (ACCORD)
84 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: 585-268-7605
FAX: 585-268-7241

Organizations in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc.
25 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 308
Salamanca, NY 14779-0308
Phone: 716-945-1041
FAX: 716-945-1301

Concerned Citizens of Cattaraugus County, Inc.
P.O. Box 23
Franklinville, NY 14737-0023

Organizations in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County Environmental Management Council
200 Harrison Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-661-8913
FAX: 716-483-6679

Citizens Opportunity for Development and Equality, Inc.
411 Winsor Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-664-2044
FAX: 716-664-0597

Clean Energy for Jamestown
c/o 4 Meadowstream Court
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-0062

Organizations in Erie County

Buffalo Organizations

Buffalo Lupus Project
462 Grider Street, Room CC173
Buffalo, NY 14215-3021
Phone: 716-829-3501 x12
FAX: 716-829-3512

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Contact: Robbyn Drake
1250 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: 716-852-7483

Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network
625 Delaware Avenue, Suite 410
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-884-6711
FAX: 716-885-5248

The Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement at Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Curtis Hall Second Floor
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-839-8489 or 716-839-8492
FAX: 716-839-8252

Clean Air Coalition of Western New York
1250 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: 716-852-7484

Clinton Bailey Community Association
148 Scoville Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14206

Environmental Justice Action Group of Western New York
594 Winslow Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211
Phone: 716-698-1551

Erie County Environmental Management Council
95 Franklin Street, Room 1077
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-858-8560
FAX: 716-858-7713

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
42 Plymouth Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: 716-883-7661

Hickory Woods Homeowners for a Clean Environment, Inc.
289 Abby Street
Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: 716-881-1217

Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo, Inc.
254 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: 716-856-7110

Keep Western New York Beautiful
Contact: Jim Pavel, President
1808 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-851-4370
FAX: 716-851-4053

LEWAC Associates of Western New York, Inc.
135 Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Phone: 716-881-6111
FAX: 716-881-4411

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
Buffalo State College Chapter

State University College
206 Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-882-1549

None Like You Educational & Community Outreach Program
595 Sycamore Street
P.O. Box 813
Buffalo, NY 14205
Phone: 716-852-2982
FAX: 716-856-0307

Seneca Babcock Community Association
1168 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-822-5094
FAX: 716-825-5873

Seneca Babcock Environmental Subcommittee
187 Maurice Street
Buffalo, NY 14210

Other Erie County Organizations

Coalition of Impacted Neighborhoods
P.O. Box 374
Elma, NY 14059
Phone: 716-651-9213

Coalition on West Valley Nuclear Wastes
P.O. Box 603
Springville, NY 14141
Phone: 716-655-0849

Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York, Inc.
Con110 Maple Road
East Aurora, New York 14052
Phone: 716-652-8409

Western New York Environmental Federation
17 Kingston Lane
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: 716-684-5826

Organizations in Niagara County

Bond Lake Environmental & Beautification Committee
P.O. Box 26
Newfane, New York 14108
Phone: 716-778-8451

Citizens for a Green North Tonawanda
1109 Marcia Drive
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: 716-778-8451

Highland Community Revitalization Committee
1750 Tennessee Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14305
Phone: 716-282-2325

League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209-2401
Phone: 716-884-3550
FAX: 716-882-7671

Niagara Community Action Program, Inc.
1521 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Phone: 716-285-9681

Niagara County Community College Environmental Task Force
Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-731-6222 x450

Niagara County Environmental Management Council
59 Park Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: 716-439-7235
FAX: 716-439-7267

Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs
3216 Checker Tavern Road
Gasport, NY 14067
Phone: 716-772-2928

Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council
P.O. Box 430
Ransomville, NY 14131

Niagara River Anglers Association
P.O. Box 203
LaSalle Station
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Phone: 716-885-6848
FAX: 716-885-6845

Residents for Responsible Government
P.O. Box 262
Youngstown, NY 14174-0262
Phone: 716-825-7619
FAX: 716-825-4821

Organizations in Wyoming County

The NYSDEC Office of Environmental Justice does not have any contact information for organizations related to environmental justice in Wyoming County at this time.
Please contact one of the regional organizations listed above.

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NOTE: This database includes local organizations that advocate principles consistent with environmental justice, including pollution prevention, sustainability, resource conservation and environmental health. However, in some cases the listed organizations may not advocate on behalf of Potential Environmental Justice Areas, as defined by the DEC in NYSDEC Commissioner Policy 29, Environmental Justice and Permitting. Please contact the individual organizations for more information.

If you would like to have your organization added to or removed from this database, or you need to report any errors or omissions in contact information, please e-mail the Office of Environmental Justice at