Proposed Stabalization & Remediation of Doggy Beach

Part of the charter that Friends of Ellicott has with Erie County, requires us to prevent the silt from leaching into the Canal/Tonawanda Creek. Doggy Beach has gone through some serious errosion over the past few years & must be stabalized to prevent further damage. Friends of Ellicott has obtained a proposal to stabalize & remediate the this area of the island.

The plan is to run a new path down to the waters edge, before you reach the shelter. The Eagle scouts will be running the new path to assist us with this project. The area at the bottom of the hill & up top near the shelter will be stabalized with pavers that will allow grass to grow through them. The hill will be terraced with knee level retaining walls. This will be a huge undertaking for us as a non-profit organization & we will need to obtain support from Friends of Ellicott members & local businesses.

A fundraiser is currently being run through Facebook with the help of Please consider donating to help these move from the planning stages to completion of this major project. Other forms of fundraising are also in the works & as always you can donate the procedes of returned cans & bottles to Friends of Ellicott at any Bottle Junction. In addition, please consider visiting & selecting Friends of Ellicott Inc. before you make your purchases on Amazon to have a portion of your purchase donated to support Friends of Ellicott Inc.

Turf Restoration

Friends of Ellicott will be rotating ground cover restoration sites to keep the Bark Park in compliance with environmental requirements.

Friends of Ellicott (Pete and Diesel) encourage keeping bottles and cans from the garbage.  Any deposit material will go to Bottle Junction credited to Friends of Ellicott account

Recycling Container

Garden in the Round

Butterfly Naturalization Area

Tree Farm

Before and after photos of our turf restoration project!  With a very special thanks to Pete! 


Special thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Matt Seyse and Boy Scout Troop 156 for trail improvement and new steps to the boat house ruins.


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