Parks Standing Committee receives funds from New York Power Authority
(NYPA) as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year
license received by NYPA in 2007 for the operation of the Niagara Power
Project. In addition to the State Parks Standing
Committee, three other standing committees were created to
disperse funds those groups received in other settlement agreements
with NYPA. The other committees are the Greenway Ecological
Standing Committee, Host Community Greenway Fund Standing Committee and
the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee.
Niagara River Greenway Commission is a public benefit corporation established
by Chapter 460 of the laws of 2004 and charged with the planning and
development of a greenway of interconnected parks, river access points and
waterfront trails along the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at the
site of the historic Fort Niagara.
learn more about the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic
Preservation log onto www.parks.ny.gov