The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP)
is one of hundreds of greenways being developed across the nation along old canals, abandoned rail beds, and riverbanks. It passes through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages located in sixteen towns in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus counties in New York State. http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
Greenway Health Impact Assessment
Common Ground Health announced their Genesee Valley Greenway HIA at Canawaugus Park, Scottsville, at 9:30 am on Monday, July 30th. For a report on this event, including photos and quotes from speakers, ago to:
Public Hearing on Monroe County
Greenway Improvements was held at the
Wheatland Town Hall on July 31, 2018
State Parks is applying for federal funds through a Transportation Alternatives Program/Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (TAP/CMAQ) grant to improve the GVG in Monroe County.
Improvements will include establishing a stone dust trail between Scottsville’s Canawaugus Park and Ballantyne Road. Grant funds will also be used to install wayfinding signage, mile markers, cross walks, and trail counters between Scottsville and Genesee Valley Park. At this meeting, GVG State Park Manager Kristine Uribe discussed the planned improvements and responded to questions.
In addition, Benjamin Woleik, Health and Community Infrastructure Analyst with Common Ground Health, explained Health Impact Assessments and presented the new Greenway HIA. and the many recommendations that support the planned Greenway improvements. The complete Greenway HIA is at www.commongroundhealth.org
Anyone seeking to support this grant application may send a letter by August 12 to Assistant Regional Manager, Richard Parker, Genesee State Park Region, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY14427. You may send this electronically to: Richard.Parker@parks.ny.gov