“Shine on Riverside” project has applied for funding to rehabilitate the lighthouse in Riverside Park through the Pepsi Refresh Project; they need as many votes as possible to become a finalist.
“Every month Pepsi gives away money to help revive a neighborhood and they are currently trying to be a finalist,” said Joe McMahon, community liaison for Assemblyman Sam Hoyt.
Click here to vote for the relighting of the lighthouse.
“The money is going to be used for green technology and to add more
landscaping around the lighthouse. The lighthouse is an identifying
marker for that neighborhood,” McMahon said.
The Shine on Riverside project seeks to relight a lighthouse in the Riverside Park, which is one of the historic Frederick Law Olmsted parks in the city. The people of Riverside can see Canada from their houses and would love for Canada to see them better, as the landmark is restored to its original functionality.
The lighthouse acts as a symbol of the neighborhood and it is an important gathering point for the revitalization of the community. The lighting of the lighthouse is only one part of the project. Community activists anticipate that this will also act as a springboard towards both a “Be Green” community effort and the “Garden up Riverside” project.
Rediscover Riverside was established two years ago to revive a neighborhood in the City of Buffalo. The people behind the initiative live along the Niagara River and their neighborhood is in need of these types of revitalization efforts. The overall mission is to work on the positive new life efforts in the neighborhood, and these different goals are all of utmost importance when considering the amazing assets that Riverside has, and should be restoring and promoting.
*Thanks to Richard Mack of the Riverside Review for providing the information.