Community-Driven River Restoration: Buffalo River Area of Concern, New York
The Buffalo River “Area of Concern” is in the final stages of its 40+ year transformation from one of the most polluted rivers in the Great Lakes Basin to one that serves as a model of successful and community-driven urban river restoration. Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has spearheaded a process that balances community goals, river ecosystem needs, and social, political and economic interests for the development and implementation of river restoration. The foundation of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, (a 501(c)(3) volunteer-based organization) was built upon river stewardship, education and advocacy, and over the last 20 years has evolved into a key partner and funding vehicle for large-scale river remediation and habitat restoration. This paper describes the methodology and process Riverkeeper has implemented in order to secure the partners and millions of dollars in funding needed to address complex contamination and habitat restoration issues in an Urban River.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-01-01
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation includes access to most papers presented at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and other conferences held since 2000. Subscription access begins 12 months after the event and is valid for 12 months from month of purchase. A subscription to the Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is included in Water Environment Federation (WEF) membership.
WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access. Access begins 12 months after the conference or event
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Learn about the many other WEF member benefits and join today
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites