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State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval


Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks. The meeting will be held in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls. The meeting is open to the public.

The projects to be voted on were found to be consistent by the Niagara River Greenway Commission on July 19. They include:

  • Niagara River Greenway kiosks - Click HERE for project details.
  • Improved fishing access at Artpark and Fort Niagara - Click HERE for project details
  • Enhanced illumination of Niagara Falls - Click HERE for project details.
  • Devils Hole stairs restoration - Click HERE for project details

The State Parks Standing Committee receives funds from the New York Power Authority as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara 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: 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. It is 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 on to http://niagara.nypa.gov

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