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Buffalo River Restoration Projects To Be Discussed At April 29 Public Meeting

Release Date: 04/26/2010
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 10-OPA043

CHICAGO (April 26, 2010) – Federal and state agencies and local not-for-profits will host a public meeting Thursday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic Street, Buffalo, to highlight upcoming Buffalo River Restoration Projects.

Representatives of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will make presentations and provide updates on the progress of restoring the Buffalo River, including the Great Lakes Legacy Act Buffalo River sediment remediation project and a summary of the navigational dredging funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Information about the Buffalo River Restoration Projects, associated project partners and background information is available at http://www.buffaloriverrestoration.org.

For more detailed information, please contact Jill Jedlicka with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper at 716-852-7483; jedlicka@bnriverkeeper.org.


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