Buffalo River Habitat Restoration Moving Forward!

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Buffalo River Habitat Restoration Moving Forward!

 

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is pleased to announce that two of our NOAA-GLC Partnership funded habitat restoration projects have been released for bid. Restoration of these sites is crucial to improve habitat along the Buffalo River and restore and enhance the ecological function.

 

Questions: Katherine Winkler, Project Manager, 7168527483×15

Bid Packages can be viewed at: https://www.avalonbuff-planroom.com/

More information on the Great Lakes Commission can be found here: http://www.glc.org/

More information on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can be found here: http://www.noaa.gov/

 

 

Blue Tower Turning Basin – located approximately 3.1 miles upstream of the mouth of the river along the left descending bank, east of Katherine Street Peninsula.  The 1,632 linear foot project site is entirely in-water.  Restoration activities will include the addition of vertical pilings and log booms to prevent debris build up and allow for the establishment of native aquatic vegetation.  Aquatic vegetation will provide wildlife habitat and increase the amount of Dissolved Oxygen in the River.

Pictured below is the current condition of Blue Tower Turning Basin

 

Toe of Katherine Street Peninsula – located across the River from Blue Tower Turning Basin, the Toe of Katherine Street Peninsula site is a land-locked property owned by the City of Buffalo.  The 2.3 acre site is dominated by the invasive plant Japanese knotweed and has significant shoreline erosion.  Restoration activities at the site will include the treatment of invasive plants, establishment of native vegetation, and shoreline protection. 

Pictured below is the current condition of Toe of Katherine Street Peninsula

 

Buffalo Motor and Generator Corporation is located along the right descending bank of the Buffalo River, across the River from RiverWorks. The project includes upland and shoreline restoration on the property owned by Buffalo Motor and Generator as well as in the adjacent river channel.

 

Pictured below is the current condition of Buffalo Motor and Generator Corporation

 

 

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