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Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee Meets Oct. 29

Contact:
Denise Ellison
(914) 390-8168
denise.ellison@nypa.gov

October 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4p.m. to announce the next cycle of grant funding and other grant-related topics. The committee has approved 32 projects to date, totaling more than $11 million, toward the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.

The meeting will be held at the Parkside Lodge, located in Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY 14214. More information on the committee can be found at: http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BEdefault.htm.

Agenda items for review at the committee’s Oct. 29 meeting will include:

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 an agreement related to the 50-year federal license received by NYPA for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in 2007. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.

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