New nature preserve grows on dredge
Published August 4th, 2004
BUFFALO, N.Y. The Times Beach Nature Preserve will be
dedicated this morninag along Buffalo's waterfront.
The 53-acre site includes a former dumping ground where
the Army Corps of Engineers deposited dredge materials
in the 70's as it kept the Buffalo River and Buffalo Harbor
It has 750 feet of trails, a bird-watching deck, and
an overlook platform. The area has thrived as a sanctuary
for migratory birds and provides a harbor of natural tranquility
in a busy city.
Next year, plans call for creating four-thousand more
feet of trails and three more observation decks.
Erie County Executive Joel Giambra calls Times Beach
a first step toward the new Outer Harbor for Buffalo.
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