08.01.06

Schumer Announces $150,000 for Meridian Centre Park in Brighton

Federal Finds will Help to Develop Facilities in the Town of Brighton

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that $150,000 will be awarded to the Town of Brighton for the Meridian Centre Park by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund. The grant will help in developing a passive park on land that is adjacent to the existing park.

"This is great news for Brighton," Schumer said. "The beauty of the Meridian Centre is important to maintain, and the development of the park will help preserve it. I will continue to fight for funds for projects like this."

The federal funds will be used in developing a loop pathway through a portion of wetlands, a trail connection to the active portion of Meridian Centre Park, a trail connection to the Erie Canal Trail, and a boardwalk through a portion of the wetlands. The development will be designed to take advantage of the propertys unique features. Development of this property is a key component in the Towns Open Space Plan which was adopted in October 2002.

The National Park Services Land and Water Conservation Fund is a partnership program that provides matching funds to states and local communities for acquisition, development, and conservation of parks and open space.



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