September 28, 2016
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Our Outer Harbor Coalition hosted a community initiated public meeting at Riverworks on the buffalo River at Ganson Street. Over 200 people gathered to have a public conversation about the Outer Harbor. The meeting included a combination of presentations, open mike, and wall board comments. The crowd was enthusiastic and eager to share ideas for a vision of a shared and public waterfront and also state complaints at being shut out of the process of determining the future of the Lake Erie shoreline. The OUR OUTER HARBOR coalition appreciates the support from the Western New York Environmental Alliance, Riverworks, and the volunteer efforts of many organizations. We met in a large open space with exhibitions of proposals prepared by various organizations. The program was introduced by Jay Burney, President of the Friends of Times Beach Nature Preserve. He showed a beautiful short video of the rich natural resources of the proposed Bell Slip Preserve. There were also presentations by Tim Tielman from the Campaign for Buffalo, Joanne Kahn from the 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor; Jim Carr on the Terminal buildings, and Lynda Schneekloth from the WNY Environmental Alliance.
For More on this very successful meeting, click the links below download the meeting report, and public comments
September 28 Report on First Outer Harbor Public Meeting
Notes from the Public Meeting Transcribed from Wall Hangings and Notes