Links and articles about Emily “Lee” Roderick Oprea
A Place in the Country Mission and memories at the Olmsted Camp
05/17/96 The Buffalo News
Emily Oprea remembers well driving through the countryside during the 1960s with her grandfather, Harold LeRoy Olmsted, a painter, architect, landscape artist.
Off To A Good Start
2011 Western New York Land Conservancy
While the Land Conservancy was formally registered in April of 1991, our beginnings go back further into the 1980s. And in those early days five names stood out: John Whitney from the USDA Soil Conservation Service, now the Natural Resources Conservation Service; Ken Koehler, farmer, agronomist and soil scientist; environmentalist John Daleo; Clarence farmer and early farmland protection advocate Henry Kreher and Emily “Lee” Oprea.
Springville Journal Obituaries: Emily Oprea
04/16/17 The Springville Journal
Lee championed the Springville Center for the Arts, protested the West Valley Nuclear Demonstration site, opposed the Chaffee Landfill and, more recently, actively resisted and won a battle against the Northern Access Pipeline, which would have crossed her family property at her beloved Cattaraugus Creek.
Emily R. Oprea, 77, co-founded Western New York Land Conservancy
04/21/17 The Buffalo News
One of the founders of the Western New York Land Conservancy in the early 1990s, she was a prominent opponent of the Chaffee landfill and nuclear waste storage at the West Valley Demonstration Site. Recently she successfully challenged the Northern Access Pipeline, which would have crossed her family property at Cattaraugus Creek.