The following Buffalo Niagara environmental organizations have been awarded funding from more than $1 million in environmental justice grants announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo:
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper – $49,535 for a training and mentoring program on environmental science for high school students from low-income neighborhoods.
Groundwork Buffalo – $25,073 for educational efforts and to convert a Hamlin Park lot into a rain garden.
Schiller Park Community Services – $10,000 to support the conversion of a lot into neighborhood green space.
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, Niagara Falls – $10,000 for educational efforts and soil testing of lots to determine if they can be converted into community gardens.
Seneca Street Community Development Corp. – $8,536 to conduct soil testing and community education in support of community gardens and urban agriculture.
(2013 August 18). Five Buffalo Niagara groups awarded state environmental grants. Buffalo News. Retrieved from www.buffalonews.com