The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has released its schedule of 2021 meetings – which will be held only if there are new business items to review. Meetings will take place at DeVeaux Woods State Park, unless otherwise noticed, at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 25, Oct. 13 and Dec. 1.
Press releases will be sent with updates regarding each meeting and more information can be found at https://parks.ny.gov/newsroom/meeting-notices/.
The State Parks Standing Committee receives funds from 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: 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 commission, log onto www.niagararivergreenway.com. For more information about NYPA and the relicensing of the Niagara project, visit http://niagara.nypa.gov.