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News: Botanical Garden Shoreline Enhancement Project

Date Published Author
12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM  Alex Domaradzki 


A public meeting will be held on Thursday February 13th, 2020, at 6:30pm in North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Avenue, to introduce the project in more detail to our community.

The North Tonawanda Botanical Garden will be getting a shoreline face-lift in the spring of 2020.  The City of North Tonawanda, in conjunction with the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and Wendel Architecture, are proud to announce the Living Shoreline project, to revitalize 1 acre of shoreline along the Canal.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in April, 2020 and conclude at the end of August, 2020.  The project will led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and, as part of their Living Shoreline Program, will transform the shoreline to a more natural form using sustainable practices.  Native plants will be used exclusively to benefit surrounding fish and wildlife while furthering the goals of the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization. Grant funding to support this project was received through the Greenway Ecological Fund. The park will remain open for fishing, boating, and enjoying our beautiful gardens throughout construction.
A public meeting will be held in the first quarter of 2020 to introduce the project in more detail. 

For more information on the project head to https://bnwaterkeeper.org/projects/livingshorelines/north-tonawanda-botanical-garden/

For more information and updates on how the NTBGO is breathing new life into the Botanical Gardens, head to https://ntbgo.weebly.com/

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