Local environmentalists will hold a public meeting here Monday on their ideas for the proposed Niagara River Greenway, a linear park along the river from Buffalo to Youngstown.
Gov. George E. Pataki created a state commission in September to oversee the plan, and the money is expected to come from the New York Power Authority as part of the terms of its new license for the Niagara Power Project. The authority has been negotiating with the environmental groups over the terms of the deal.
Monday's meeting is set for 6 to 8 p.m. in Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. Groups involved include the Friends of the Buffalo Niagara Rivers; Great Lakes United; the Niagara Waterfront Revitalization Task Force; Buffalo Audubon Society; and the Sierra Club.
The Greenway is meant to complement the successful green space along the river's Canadian bank. Jeff Evenson, executive vice president of the Canadian Urban Institute, is among Monday's scheduled speakers. The same organization has supplied former Toronto Mayor David Crombie as a consultant to the local environmentalists.