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Niagara Falls, NY- NYS Senator Antoine M. Thompson, Chair of the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, will hold a press conference to announce funding for Niagara River Greenway Commission through the 2009 Environmental Protection Budget.

The Greenway Commission, established in 2004, coordinates the planning and development of a greenway of interconnected parks, river access points and waterfront trails along the Niagara River from Lake Erie at Buffalo to Lake Ontario at the site of historic Fort Niagara. The Governor appoints eight members to the commission and selects a chairperson, all of whom serve a term of four years.

Senator Thompson will be joined by Mayor Paul Dyster, Greenway Commission Chair Robert J. Kresse, Greenway Executive Director Robert Belue, and other Commission members.

Who:     Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District
              Chair of the New York Senate Environmental Conservation Committee

What:     Niagara River Greenway Press Conference

When:     Thursday, April 9, 2009
                11:00 A.M.

Where:     Niagara Falls City Hall – Front Entrance
                745 Main St – Niagara Falls, NY

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