The RiverWorks project is becoming a rallying flag for the recovery of the Great Lakes. Partially due to recent clean-up efforts, the multi-million dollar development project is now being hailed an economic success story that would not have happened if the Buffalo River remained as polluted as at was in the past.
With the advent of Canalside, new micro parks, small craft operations, and thousands of people rediscovering the waterfront, it took one inspirational development, the likes of RiverWorks, to become a beacon for additional environmental funding initiatives. Now a video has been produced that signals the arrival of RiverWorks, and with it the continued efforts to restore the Great Lakes.
The video was produced by the Joyce Foundation to raise awareness in Washington and elsewhere about the import economic impact of cleaning up the Great Lakes,” says RiverWorks developer Doug Swift. “RiverWorks was one of only a few projects throughout the Great Lakes to represent.”
The following video is a testament to Buffalo’s economic and environmental recovery, which go hand in hand.