Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

April 14, 2010

Michael J. Miecznikowski
716-354-6575

Allegany State Park Public Hearings Scheduled

Draft Master Plan ready for review

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has completed the Draft Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Allegany State Park. The first of two public hearings will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7:00P.M. in the Salamanca High School Auditorium, 50 Iroquois Drive, Salamanca, NY 14779. The second hearing will take place on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 P.M. in auditorium of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Copies of the Draft Plan/DEIS are available for review at the Park Office; at the offices of the agency contacts; and at the Salamanca Public Library, 155 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca, NY and at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY. The online version of the Master Plan/DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/public-documents.aspx

If you are unable to attend the hearing, comments may be submitted by Friday, May 28, 2010 to:

Mike Miecznikowski, Regional Director

Allegany Region

NYS OPRHP 2373

ASP Route #1 – Suite 3

Salamanca NY 14779

(716) 354-6575

Or

Thomas B. Lyons, Director

Resource Management

NYS OPRHP Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza

Albany, NY 12238

(518) 474-0409

Or E-mail Comments to: Allegany.Plan@oprhp.state.ny.us

For additional information and directions to the hearing, contact the park office 354-6575. For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our web site at www.nysparks.com

Allegany State Park is part of the statewide system of parks, recreation and historic sites of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation administered by the Allegany Region, Western District.