Modified: February 24, 2021 6:17pm
Appointment by Governor bestows important leadership role in local waterway access and preserving greenspace
(Buffalo, NY) – Erie County Legislator Lisa Chimera has been appointed to serve on the Niagara River Greenway Commission upon recommendation and appointment by the Governor of New York State.
The Niagara River Greenway was established to help plan, develop and provide funding for projects and programs along the Niagara River and in the surrounding areas. The Niagara River Corridor is a 36 mile waterway that runs through Erie and Niagara Counties, crossing 4 cities and multiple other locality boundaries. Historically, the Corridor includes part of the Erie Canal system. It is also home to many stops along the Underground Railroad and other local attractions including the inaugural site of Theodore Roosevelt at the former Wilcox Mansion. Multiple State Parks and other attractions are part of the group’s focus.
Legislator Lisa Chimera stated, “I am truly honored to join the Board of Commissioners of the Greenway and to start working on projects and ideas that promote the beautiful natural resources we have in Western New York. We are so fortunate to have the clean, fresh water supply and rich history that we do; we must preserve our environment and our landmarks while encouraging appreciation for them so that future generations enjoy it as much as we do now.”
Chimera added, “As a former Town of Tonawanda Councilmember, I value and understand the importance of the Greenway in helping to advance and fund local government and community non-profit projects along the Greenway corridor.”
For more information or to submit project proposals, visit niagararivergreenway.com or call (716) 278-1769. You can also follow the Commission on Facebook at @NiagaraRiverGreenway.