Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Public Workshop: Buffalo River Watershed Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a stakeholder workshop.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
9:30am to 12pm
West Seneca Senior Center
4620 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224 [Map]

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, is assessing the opportunity for a Buffalo River Watershed Study and has partnered with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on this effort. This workshop is the first opportunity to collaborate ideas that will lead to the completion of a reconnaissance-level study by the USACE. Significant remediation and restoration projects are slated to be implemented in the watershed over the next three years and your input will help to identify problems and opportunities to build upon this success and improve the health of the watershed.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the project and identify Buffalo River watershed concerns, opportunities and priorities. Your participation and input is requested as we work to identify problems and opportunities for protection and restoration of the water resources in your community.

The Buffalo River watershed encompasses nearly 280,000 acres (446 square miles) throughout Erie, Wyoming, and Genesee counties. The Buffalo River, and its three major tributaries (Buffalo Creek, Cayuga Creek, and Cazenovia Creek), flows through 21 municipalities prior to emptying into Lake Erie. [Click map to enlarge]

Please visit the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper website for additional information and to complete the Buffalo River Watershed Survey. We request that you complete the survey and bring it with you on the day of the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please return the survey via mail or email prior to April 30 , 2011 (submittal details included on survey form).

For questions, additional information, or to RSVP please contact Richard Tindell, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper at 716.852.7483 ext 14 or

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