>Falls to be reintroduced as National Heritage Area
Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Louise M. Slaughter announced Monday that they are reintroducing the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Act in the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.
Similar bills were introduced during the last Congress as well and are expected to be viewed favorably by congressional leaders, the two New York State Democrats said in a prepared statement.
National Heritage Area designations, awarded by Congress, protect and preserve many of the most unique and highly prized natural resources in the United States. The designation promotes cooperation among preservationists and those involved in community renewal efforts.
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area will comprise the area stretching from the western boundary of the Town of Wheatfield to the mouth of the Niagara River.
"This is an opportunity we must seize, one that will protect the beautiful natural resources of our region while promoting tourism that is critical to financial growth and job creation," said Slaughter, D-Fairport.