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Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity: First Projects Funded by Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund to be Announced at Presentation Event

August 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITY OF TONAWANDA—The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a news conference on Tuesday, August 26 at 1:30pm at to announce the first three projects to be funded by the committee.  The press conference will be held adjacent to the main park building in Erie County's Isle View Park.  In the event of rain, the news conference will be in the main park building.

Elected officials, and representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Committee and the winning projects will participate in presentation of “large symbolic” checks signifying the approval and funding of the projects.

The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Committee includes a representative from the City of Buffalo, Erie County, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority.

The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the new 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara project.  During the term of the new license, the Buffalo & Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year for a total of $100 million for the development of the Niagara River Greenway in their region.

When:  Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Time:  1:30 p.m.

Where:  Adjacent to the main park building in Erie County's Isle View Park which is located at the intersection of River Road and Two Mile Creek Road in the City of Tonawanda. It is about 1.5 miles north of the south Grand Island Bridges.  In the event of rain, the news conference will be in the main park building.

What:  First three projects to be approved by the Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Committee with presentation of “large symbolic checks” to recipients

Contacts:  Grant Loomis, Erie County, 716-858-8500, loomisg@erie.gov

Connie M. Cullen, New York Power Authority, 914-390-8196, connie.cullen@nypa.gov

 

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