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Buffalo-Niagara Green Infrastructure Forum takes on sewer overflow issue
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (10/11)
The problem of storm water overflows has been a sore spot for many communities across the Great Lakes. The issue was on the table during a panel discussion about Green Infrastructure in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.

Webster residents question water quality
Time Warner Cable News Rochester (10/9)
Intense chlorination and bans on eating fish are giving residents of Webster, New York, doubts Lake Ontario is a clean enough water source.

Invasive Asian clams in Lake George to stay
The Daily Gazette (10/9)
Despite aggressive efforts to eliminate invasive Asian clams, it looks like they are in Lake George, New York, to stay.

Environmental convention focuses on future of Great Lakes
WRVO – Oswego, NY (10/10)
Split pea soup – that’s how some folks describe the Great Lakes back when it was plagued by contamination, pollution and algae. A lot has changed since then, but many of the old problems are still around.

Old grain elevators line Buffalo’s waterfront
Akron Beacon Journal (10/7)
Buffalo, New York, is home to the world’s largest collection of grain elevators and the city was once No. 1 in the U.S. for grain storage. A history that is proudly displayed on the city’s waterfront.

Public input requested for Lake Erie offshore wind farm
WBFO – Buffalo, NY (10/4)
Government agencies are calling for the public's input on the nation’s first fresh water wind farm.

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Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, New York has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

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Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

New York State Government
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from New York's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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New York Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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Hudson River (NY)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Niagara Parks Commission
Tourism information around Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Corridor.

Parks of the St. Lawrence
Manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border.

Silver Waters of Lake Ontario
Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.

U.S. EPA Region 2 Great Lakes Projects and Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Region 2 is responsible for management of the portions of the Great Lakes ecosystem bordered by New York State. This includes Lake Ontario, a small portion of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and a portion of the upper St. Lawrence River, which flows out of Lake Ontario.

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The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Travel and Tourism: Department of Economic Development

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