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Restoration of the Buffalo River continues

Chris Caya WBFO News

Improvements are coming to the banks of the Buffalo River. The $4.7 million project follows the ten year  remediation of toxic sediment from the riverbed. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, executive director, Jill Jedlicka says the project includes restoring the original shape of the riverbank.

"We're also going to be planting native plants and native trees. It'll increase the storm water management on the site and protect runoff and control erosion. And also improving habitat structures both just in the water and on the shoreline that'll enhance habitat and wildlife," Jedlicka said.

The restoration work will cover about 20 acres at eight sites along the Buffalo River. Funding is provided  through a partnership between the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).