Buffalo And Erie County Greenway Standing Committee Meeting On March 29

Rob Daly

March 21, 2011


LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include an announcement for the projects that have been approved for funding.

The projects eligible for funding are:

Town of Grand Island: Scenic Woods—Bicentennial Park
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservacy: Riverside Park—River Rock Gardens Rehabilitation Project
City of Buffalo: Tifft Street Pier  
Friends of the Cotter: Fireboat Edward M. Cotter Restoration and Preservation Project
Fenian Marker Committee: Fenian Invasion Marker
City of Tonawanda: Adaptive Paddle sports Launch System
Northwest Buffalo Community Development Center: Black Rock Heritage Trail War of 1812 Project
Erie County: Black Rock Canal Park Improvements.
Valley Community Association: River Fest Park Phase II.

The committee has approved 12 projects to date, committing more than $6 million to the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.

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 receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year 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.

About NYPA:

■ 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.


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