A public forum discussing the habitat restoration advancements along the Buffalo River is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 14 at the newly opened Tewksbury Lodge at Buffalo River Fest Park. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Great Lakes Commission, to restore the Buffalo River. Restoration efforts have already helped to lead to significant economic advancements in the form of mixed-use developments and a boom of recreational aquatic activities.
There are currently eight habitat restoration projects underway along the Buffalo River, all located at key sites that will have tremendous environmental impact on the future of the river.
After the forum, guests are invited to join the organizers for refreshments on the bank of the river.
Public Forum: Habitat Restoration on the Buffalo River
June 14, 6:00-8:30PM (doors open at 5:30PM)
Tewksbury Lodge in Buffalo River Fest Park | 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo NY 14204
Register online, at http://bnriverkeeper.org/
Funding for these eight sites, and the public forum, was provided through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a regional habitat restoration partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC).
Lead image: Constructing “Soil burritos”, which are essentially living retainer walls designed to prevent erosion and contain pollution.