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Great Lakes. Great Impact. The story of the Buffalo River.

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.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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