After years of flooding after heavy rains in the Town of Niagara, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeepers will soon start a project to alleviate that burden and create a healthier, more accessible waterway.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper made an announcement a decade in the making, stating that they will acquire 30 acres of land along Cayuga Creek in the Town of Niagara. It's a partnership between the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, the Niagara County Department of Economic Development and the Western New York Land Conservancy.
The restoration project, which will include restoring native plants and animal life, filtering out pollution and altering the creek channel to connect to the floodplain. There are also plans to make the water more accessible with a unique trail system.
The project is currently in its design phase and will take about two to three years to complete.