Greystone is an Experiential Environmental Education Teaching facility and so much more. Located right outside of Fredonia, only a few minutes from Bear Lake on 75 acres of trails, fields, and views of Lake Erie.
Diane Clark is the founder and director of Greystone Nature Preserve. Her 33 years of teaching have included all levels from Penn State University to the Chautauqua Institution’s Nursery School. Recently she has been an Outdoor Adventure Educator at the Cassadaga Job Corps. She has been a speaker and an adamant environmental awareness organizer throughout the US, Europe and Asia. In 1986 Diane joined the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament and walked across the US from LA to DC. She is an active member of the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge of the Seneca Nation. She currently is a special studies instructor at the Chautauqua Institution.
Bill Moran is the operational manager and music director of Greystone Nature Preserve. His love of the outdoors was nurtured over two decades, through family camping and the Boy Scout Program. He was an Outdoor Adventure Educator at the Cassadaga Job Corps for eight years. Bill worked as a processing technician and safety committee member for Welch’s for 35 years. He has been a leader in environmental efforts including the Great Lakes Beach Sweep and Adopt-a-Highway programs. He is a US Army veteran, studied Earth Sciences at SUNY Fredonia, and is certified in CPR, Wilderness and Standard First Aid
Beannie is the living epitome of Greystone’s mission. She is a vital connector between visitors and Nature. Developing this connection is easily done with her joyful acceptance of community members whatever their age or ability level. She is more than a greeter, she is a lively example of loving life and enjoying Nature. Beannie is there to greet all visitors with enthusiasm. Born on Nov. 3, 2017, she came to live at Greystone on Jan. 15, 2018 and has been a cherished family member ever since. She is a full blooded Australian Shepherd with both AKC and Stock Dog registered parents. Beannie was born and lovingly cared for in a home in the Arkwright Hills of Chautauqua County. From her very beginning she had an affinity for two leggeds and an acute awareness of her surrounds. We are proud to have her on our staff.
Sandra Emke is the assistant director of Greystone Nature Preserve. Sandra's education includes an associates in environmental studies form JCC and a Bachelors' degree from SUNY Fredonia in Environmental science with a minor in Biology. Through her education she has had the opportunity to work with organic farms in this area, The Buffalo Zoo, The Audubon Community Nature Center, and other main organizations. Her work has ranged from three years of invasive species work to over 4-5 years of experiences with domestic and exotic species. Greystone has allowed Sandra to teach many nature related classes to people from 3 years of age to 100 years of age and with every ability range.