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Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval


Tue, Jan 8th 2019 12:35 pm



The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks. The meeting will be held in the Thomas V. Welch Conference Room in the Niagara Region Administration Building in Niagara Falls State Park.

The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on two projects that were deemed consistent with the Niagara River Greenway Plan on Sept. 18, 2018:

  • DeVeaux Woods State Park – playground comfort station, Niagara Falls
  • Whirlpool and Devil’s Hole stair reconstruction, Niagara Falls

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 in 2007 for the operation of the Niagara Power Project.

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 State Parks, log onto www.nysparks.state.ny.us.

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

For more information about NYPA and the relicensing of the Niagara project, click on to http://niagara.nypa.gov.

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