Thursday, February 11, 2010

Save the Natural and Historical Beauty of Niagara Falls!

I have just reviewed the breathtaking novel The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. But Cathy does not preserve the history and beauty of the falls within the pages of her book alone. Cathy is a founder of the non-profit organization Friends of Niagara Falls. I wanted to share with you her letter regarding a proposed development which threatens the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the historical Loretto Academy mentioned in Cathy's novel. Please add your support to this wonderful cause!
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Cathy's email:

Lots of you know I’ve helped found Friends of Niagara Falls, a non-profit organization working to preserve the environment and natural beauty of Niagara Falls. Our first task is a big one: stopping the high-rise development planned for the green space of Loretto Academy (yep, it’s the convent school where The Day the Falls Stood Still opens in 1915), located atop the bluff adjacent to the Horseshoe Falls.

The treed grounds of Loretto frame the falls in nature, a much more fitting backdrop to a natural wonder of the world than a wall of hotels. The high-rises will cast shadows on the parkland surrounding the falls and the falls itself and are expected to increase the number of rain-like days at Niagara Falls, as has been the case recent high-rise development.

Please show our government your opposition by signing the Friends of Niagara Falls petition.

To get informed and get involved, visit the Friends of Niagara Falls website.

Please pass these links onto friends and family.



  1. Thank you so very much for posting this. Cathy

  2. Hey there, just stopping by from MBC FFF! Hope you're having a great weekend!!!