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$2 Million in Greenway Funding allocated to Five Projects

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

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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