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N.Y. Power Authority Board Approves $8 Million for State Park Expenditures in Niagara and St. Lawrence Counties

Brian Vattimo

May 22, 2007


LEWISTON--The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday for providing up to $8 million to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for operation and maintenance at New York State parks in Niagara and St. Lawrence Counties during the current state fiscal year.

In Niagara County, the funds will be used to support Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, Niagara Falls State Park, Reservoir State Park, Whirlpool State Park, DeVeaux Woods State Park, Devilís Hole State Park and the Niagara Gorge Trails. The parks and recreational areas are in the vicinity of NYPAís Niagara Power Project here.

In St. Lawrence County, the funds will be used to support Robert Moses State Park and Coles Creek State Park, in the vicinity of the Power Authorityís St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

The NYPA board has authorized a total of $40 million since the 2003-04 state fiscal year for the state park expenditures in Niagara and St. Lawrence Counties, including the $8 million approved Tuesday.

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