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Town of Grand Island Awarded $164K

April 26, 2012

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee on Wednesday awarded more than $2 million to eight projects designed to enhance the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.

The Town of Grand Island was awarded $164,000 for updates at Scenic Woods Park, one of eight projects selected to enhance the Niagara River Greenway.  Development of this area will add new resources to the Niagara River Greenway System, furthering the goal of establishing a continuous network of trails and public access points along the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and will be fully accessible to all members of the public.  Scenic Woods is envisioned to be a year-round facility that will offer the public a variety of passive recreational opportunities ranging from walking, jogging, and bicycling, to bird watching, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

This funding was secured through The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee.

Town of Hume Awarded $200K

December 29, 2010 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

December 29, 2010

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Town of Hume was awarded $200,000 for the Genesee Valley Greenway Rehabilitation Project.  The Town of Hume will undertake improvements that will open a 3.5-mile section of the Genesee Valley Greenway that runs between the Hamlet of Fillmore and Houghton College. Improvements include: installation of two major culverts where the Greenway crosses streams; general maintenance on overgrown portions of the trail; rehabilitation and leveling of existing cinder section; reconstruct trail portions that have no cinder base; minor ditching and drainage; and installation of informational and historical signage.

This funding was secured through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

J. O’Connell & Associates Secures $146K in Federal Recreational Trails Funding

July 1, 2009 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

July 1, 2009

J. O’Connell & Associates is pleased to announce through our services that the Village of Franklinville and the Town of Grand Island have been awarded Federal Recreational Trails Program funding:

Village of Franklinville $59,467

The Village of Franklinville, in conjunction with the Town of Franklinville, will create a motorized and non-motorized diverse trail linking the Village and Case Lake Park. The project will provide a recreation resource for hikers, pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists in the warmer months and for snowmobiles exclusively in the winter.

Town of Grand Island $86,963

The Town of Grand Island will construct a 1,460-foot paved pathway connecting the Island Meadows subdivision to the existing paved trail system in Veteran’s Park, increasing accessibility, especially for handicapped residents, to all amenities within Veteran’s Park.

This funding was secured through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Recreational Trails Program.

J. O’Connell & Associates Secures $33K for Waterfront Revitalization Programs

November 3, 2008 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

November 3, 2008

J. O’Connell & Associates is pleased to announce through our services that the Town of Shelter Island has been funded $23,500 for a LWRP Visioning Project – The Town of Shelter Island, in partnership with the Village of Dering Harbor, will undertake a visioning and planning process to develop local and regional revitalization strategies and a long-term plan for the protection of the island’s Peconic Estuary waters and waterfront resources. The Town will conduct a series of public workshops to identify local, intermunicipal and regional assets and issues; generate community consensus and a vision for the future; prepare implementation strategies; and develop organizational capacity to implement the strategies.

J. O’Connell & Associates is pleased to announce through our services that the Town of Grand Island has been awarded $10,054 for a Bicentennial Park/Scenic Woods – Wetland Delineation and Wetland Boundary Survey – The Town of Grand Island will conduct wetland delineation and wetland boundary surveys for 229 acres of undeveloped land at Scenic Woods and Bicentennial Park on the Niagara River. This work will advance the Bicentennial Park/Scenic Woods Master Plan prepared for the development of 5.75 miles of educational nature trails throughout the properties.

These projects were funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. These awards cover a variety of planning, design and construction projects that focus on economic, community, environmental and recreational improvements, improving local communities and the environment.