Three Western New York community-based organizations received grants from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice to support projects that address environmental and public health concerns.
The local groups and their projects are:
North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization Incorporated
North Tonawanda Sustainable Community Project
To educate and engage middle and high school students in preserving water quality through living/green infrastructure and best practices to foster environmental sustainability and biodiversity in the City of North Tonawanda.
Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Co
Renewing Community Trust and Green Spaces to Prevent Stormwater Runoff in Buffalo’s African-American Heritage Corridor
To 1) improve stormwater management in the city using green infrastructure; 2) improve community knowledge of environmental risks, and 3) improve community knowledge and participation in the use of rain gardens for stormwater management.
Groundwork Buffalo, Inc.
Green Team Education, Fruit Belt Restoration Program Groundwork
Buffalo will enlist a group of teens and young adults between the ages of 14-24 to help plant, harvest, upkeep and deliver fresh produce to the residents of the East Side of Buffalo.