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Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval


Tue, Jan 28th 2020 02:40 pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at the Niagara Region Administration Building in Niagara Falls State Park and is open to the public.

The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on funding for the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center program study, which received Greenway Committee consistency approval Jan. 14.

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 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 state 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 commission, log onto

www.niagaragreenway.org. For more information about NYPA and the relicensing of the Niagara project, visit http://niagara.nypa.gov.

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