Ithaca, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that 88 park revitalization and rehabilitation projects totaling $71.7 million will be completed across the state this year.
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“The announcement is in honor of Earth Week, April 19-25, a weeklong celebration of New York’s commitment and accomplishments to protecting our environment, conserving open space, increasing access to the state’s vast and magnificent natural resources, implementing clean energy initiatives and preparing for the effects of climate change,” a statement from Cuomo said.
There are $1.9 million going to the Southern Tier for 6 projects.
Here are the projects for the Southern Tier, with the cost included on the right, according to the governor’s office:
|Allan Treman State Park||Complete 1.4-Mile Cayuga Inlet Recreational Trail||$150,000|
|Black Diamond Trail||Complete Phase One of Recreational Trail: 8.4 Miles from Taughannock State Park to Ithaca||$500,000|
|Buttermilk Falls State Park||Gorge Trail and Stairs Improvements, Including Stabilization|
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|Buttermilk Falls State Park||Install 15 Rustic Cabins in Campground||$120,000|
|Robert Riddell State Park||Improvements to Enhance Public Access to Undeveloped Park||$75,000|
|Stony Brook State Park||Replace Drinking Water System||$880,000|
From the governor’s office: “This year’s funding will launch 88 major construction projects across the state, including expanding camping options at Buttermilk Falls, Evangola, Four Mile Creek, Golden Hill and Moreau Lake State Parks; modernizing the bathhouses that anchor the swimming areas at Allegany, Fort Niagara, and Hamlin Beach State Parks; improving athletic facilities at Gantry Plaza and Riverbank state parks; and continuing multi-year plans to restore the historic and aesthetic grandeur of Niagara Falls and Jones Beach State Parks.”