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. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at in the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building and is open to the public.
The purpose of this meeting will be to vote on funding for the following Greenway Commission-approved projects:
√ $1.5 million for Robert Moses Parkway removal phase two scoping
√ $1.5 million for Artpark trails connector project
√ Final payment of remaining Greenway allocation to Parks Standing Committee
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 New York 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 State Parks, visit www.parks.ny.gov. More information about the Greenway Commission is available at www.niagararivergreenway.com. For more information about NYPA and the relicensing of the Niagara project, go to http://niagara.nypa.gov.