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Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval


Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee (State Parks Standing Committee) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, to vote on funding for a project being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls. The meeting is open to the public.

The project to be voted on provides continued funding for the Niagara River Gorge Trail crew. The project was originally found to be consistent by the Niagara River Greenway on July 28, 2009. The original proposal can be found HERE.

The State Parks 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.

In addition to the State Parks Standing Committee, three other standing committees were created to disperse funds those groups received in other settlement agreements with NYPA. The other committees are: Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, Host Community Greenway Fund Standing Committee and the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee.

The Niagara River Greenway Commission is a public benefit corporation established by Chapter 460 of the laws of 2004, and charged with the planning and development of a greenway of interconnected parks, river access points and waterfront trails along the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at the site of the historic Fort Niagara.

To learn more about the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, log onto www.nysparks.state.ny.us.

To learn more information about the Greenway Commission, visit www.niagaragreenway.org.

For more information about NYPA and the relicensing of the Niagara project, log onto http://niagara.nypa.gov

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