From the Western NY Land Conservancy website.
"On Monday, March 20, 2006 the Western New York Land Conservancy finalized the permanent protection of a 1,254 acre natural park in the midst of Western New York’s 2nd most populated community. After 10 years of planning and thousands of hours of hard work, the preservation of Nature View Park in Amherst has become a reality.
For both Amherst and Western New York, Nature View Park is an enormous asset that enhances the community’s quality of life. Andrew Giarrizzo, then president of the Land Conservancy board of directors, said that, “Great things are accomplished when people work together. Nature View Park has been created through the efforts of elected officials, Town of Amherst staff, non-profit community group leaders and members, and very engaged citizens. We hope that many other communities in Western New York will consider protecting large blocks of natural lands right next to densely populated areas so that the benefits of open spaces can be enjoyed.”
At the Amherst Town Board Meeting on February 27, 2006, Town Supervisor Mohan described the conservation easement with the Land Conservancy as protection that “will ensure that this park will be available to the Town’s residents forever. Our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and generations to follow will see the forces of nature at work in the park.”