The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee (representatives from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and New York Power Authority – NYPA) has announced that five new monetary awards have been granted to organizations involved with beautification and improvement efforts along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Greenway.
Altogether, $2 million was issued (as it is every year), with funding coming in part from the 2007 Niagara Power Project, 50-year federal licensing settlement agreement.
“This Greenway funding will improve the regional system of trails and parks and encourage a better appreciation of our natural, cultural and historical resources,” said Chairman Thomas Hersey, Jr, appointed Erie County representative and Commissioner for Erie County Dept. of Environment & Planning. “In addition to enhancing Buffalo’s Greenway, this year’s awards will help the economic recovery of the region by injecting close to $2 million into construction and consulting services.”
The following projects received funding:
- Buffalo Lighthouse Association, Inc.: South Buffalo Lighthouse Restoration & Reuse Project (lead image): $179,000
- Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Scajaquada Trail-Ph. 5 Delaware Park Rumsey Woods- Ph. 4 Const.: $150,000
- Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Wayfinding & Signage Project: $305,000
- City of Buffalo: Centennial Park Seawall Supplemental: $750,000
- County of Erie: Shoreline Trail Enhancement Project – Ph. 1 Const. & Ph. 2 Design: $500,000
Lead image: Courtesy Buffalo Lighthouse Association