Unity Island Ceremony Held in Buffalo, NY

The Unity Island project team last Thursday hosted a ribbon cutting and Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) signing ceremony on Unity Island, Buffalo, NY, marking the completion of the ecosystem restoration work performed at the Island’s North Pond.

The PPA signing celebrates the onset of a second project to place dredged sediment into the pond for additional ecosystem enhancements.

Finding a beneficial use for the sediment dredged from the Buffalo River will help us move toward our goal of having the Buffalo River delisted as one of the EPA’s areas of concern. Sustainability initiatives like this protect vital ecosystems and are important to both the region and to our Nation,” said Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski, Buffalo District Commander.

The completed ecosystem restoration work is a demonstration project, funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, conducted in coordination with the City of Buffalo and the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center. The project employed several invasive species removal methodologies at the pond, and the team will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of each for future efforts in controlling invasive plants.

The beneficial use of dredged sediment PPA is a formal agreement between the City of Buffalo and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that allows the project to move forward with design and eventually construction. As part of the project, the dredged sediment will be placed to create wetlands and allow for the planting of emergent and submerged plants throughout the North Pond.

In addition, the existing stone dike will be opened to connect the Niagara River with the North Pond, thereby allowing fish to pass between them.

 

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