Officials Announce State Funding for Scajaquada Creek Cleanup

New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan joined City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown last week to announce nearly $1.9 million in funding to help clean up and improve the water quality of Scajaquada Creek.

The Buffalo Sewer Authority will be receiving $1,815,000 from the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP), a program of the Environmental Facilities Corporation, for the Scajaquada Creek Restoration Project.

Assemblyman Sean Ryan said: “We recently joined with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to launch an effort to restore Scajaquada Creek. The creek is a symbol of what can happen when we don’t focus our attention on improving water quality and protecting our natural resources. We need to transform Scajaquada Creek into the incredible waterway we know it can be.”

Our waterfront and waterways are our most valuable natural resource, and the restoration of them needs to be both a regional and state priority,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “For too long, our polluted waterways have been waiting on action, and today, New York State demonstrated that it is committed to helping the Town as it takes a significant step towards remediation.

The project will help mitigate flooding and improve water quality between Main Street and Elmwood Avenue in the City of Buffalo. GIGP funds will support restoration of the creek, the floodplain and submerged and emergent wetland areas adjacent to the creek.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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