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Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee Meets February 25

Contact:
Louis Paonessa
716-286-6651
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov

February 12, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 25, to review presentations by the sponsoring organizations of each of the Greenway projects submitted for funding in the 2014 funding cycle.

The meeting will be held at The Parkside Lodge, located in Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY 14214.

There are a total of six projects that applied for additional funding in the current round of requests. Awards will be announced at the meeting on March 25, 2014.

The applicants and proposed funding projects scheduled for presentations are:

  • Buffalo Lighthouse Association 1903 South - Buffalo Lighthouse Restoration Project

  • Buffalo Olmstead Parks Riverside Park Crowley Avenue Shelter Project

  • Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council

  • Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Scajaquada Creek Paddlesport Launch Micro-Park

  • Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association –Buffalo River Rowing Center

  • Cazenovia Community Boating Center- Phase II

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, The City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year federal license received by NYPA for the Niagara Power Project in 2007. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year. The committee has approved 32 projects to date, totaling more than $11 million, toward the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.

More information on the Committee can be found at: http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BEdefault.htm.

 

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