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Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee Meets February 19

Contact:
Denise Ellison
(914) 390-8168
denise.ellison@nypa.gov


February 7, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON —The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 19, to review projects submitted for the latest round of funding. The committee has approved 27 projects to date, totaling more than $10 million, toward the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.

The meeting will be held at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, at 199 Lincoln Parkway in Buffalo. More information on the committee can be found at: http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BEdefault.htm

The committee’s meeting agenda will include brief presentations by the sponsoring organizations of each of the Greenway projects submitted for funding. There are a total of 15 for which funding is being sought in the current round of requests. The pending awards are expected to be announced in March.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, The City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).   

The applicants and proposed funding projects are the following:

·       City of Buffalo – Bird Island Pier Phase II

·       Buffalo Museum of Science – Tifft Education Center

·       Buffalo Niagara RiverKeeper – Scajaquada Creek Paddlesport

        Launch Micro-Park

·       Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Front Park Phase

·       Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – Riverside Park Crowley Shelter

·       Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association - Buffalo River Rowing Center

·       Cazenovia Community Boating Center

·       Friends of Cotter – USS Trippe

·       Old First Ward Community Center – Oral History, Silo City

·       Town of Tonawanda – Waterfront Corridor Landscaping Project

·       War 1812 Legacy Council  

·       WNY Sustainable Energy Association Trust – 21st Century Park

·       Zoological Society – New entry complex; and

·       City of Tonawanda – Fishing Pier.

The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year federal license received by NYPA for the Niagara Power Project in 2007.  During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.


About NYPA:

■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, www.nypa.gov



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