NYS DEC  Announces Start of Construction of $1.3 Million Flood Resiliency Project in Town of Newfane

Installation of Man-Made Berm Will Protect Businesses and Residents from Future Flooding

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the start of construction of a flood resiliency project in the Town of Newfane, Niagara County. The town was awarded nearly $1.3 million through the State's Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) (leaves DEC website) to complete this critical project that will provide shoreline stabilization and flood protection to the infrastructure and homes situated along the shoreline.

Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature Rebecca Wydysh said, "All across our Lake Ontario communities, we have completed REDI projects that have helped us rebuild from flooding damage while, in many cases, further enhancing the shoreline experience. The Olcott Beach berm project is a great example, as it will not only stabilize the shoreline and protect property, but also add to the natural beauty of the beach by creating a wildlife habitat through plantings on top of the berm."

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