NYPA Press Release

Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to Meet March 23 for Announcement of Greenway Awards

For Immediate Release: 3/12/18

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

BUFFALO—The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange Street, Suite 525, Buffalo, NY 14210. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting agenda includes announcement of funding awards for submitted Greenway project grant requests.

The committee receives funds from New York Power Authority (NYPA) as part of the 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. It is composed of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and NYPA.

More information on the committee can be found at: http://bit.ly/1XA6mTo.

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