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March 2016

Greenway Funds support $2 million in waterfront projects

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WESTERN NEW YORK NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT 11 WATERFRONT IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION PROJECTS.

The funds come through the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund, which receives $2 million each year as part of a 2007 settlement related to the New York Power Authority’s 50-year license for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.

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6 Places in America to Celebrate Cherry Blossoms (Besides D.C.)

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CELEBRATE THE JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOMS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

In 1910, the first batch of cherry trees arrived in Washington, D.C. from Japan. And over a century later, the trees drooping with pink blooms cover the country—from upstate New York to Northern California.

Locals and tourists alike flock to the country’s capitol to see the annual bloom, but why not mix it up? Visit these six states that celebrate the same tree, but with different traditions.  

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy Grows 15,000 Plants for Buffalo Park System

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DAYBREAK’S HEATHER LY GOT A PEEK INSIDE THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY’S MLK GREENHOUSE.

There they grow 100 types of plants to beautify the parks on a budget. Watch the full video interview that was aired on WGRZ – Channel 2 on Sunday, March 6th 2016 at http://goo.gl/viOBVo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – When it comes to keeping the Olmsted Parks beautiful, the conservancy has to do it on a budget.

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