Buffalo And Erie County Greenway Standing Committee To Meet April 25
March 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 25, to announce this year’s funding recipients for projects that enhance the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County. Twelve projects were submitted in this round of funding and were reviewed publicly at a meeting in February. The committee has approved 19 projects to date, committing more than $7.9 million to the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway.
The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. More information on how to submit a project can be found at: http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BEdefault.htm
The committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receive funds from NYPA as part of a settlement agreement in 2007 related to the 50-year federal license received by NYPA in connection with its operation of the Niagara Power Project. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receive $2 million a year.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.