ARC 280 Waterfront access and park preservation

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Waterfront access and park preservation ARC 280 – Final Paper The Greenway Plan – Vision statement - The Niagara River Greenway is a world-class corridor of places, parks and landscapes that celebrates and interprets our unique natural, cultural, recreational, scenic and heritage resources and provides access to and connections between these important resources. Finally, the Vision Statement highlights the importance of increasing access to and connections between the region’s many resources through a variety of methods, including signage, “wayfinding” systems, trails, waterfront access sites, overlooks, gateways and interpretive sites, to name a few. Under the umbrella of the Niagara River Greenway, these entities can advance local and regional agendas for community livability, environmental sustainability, tourism and economic revitalization. History The numerous forts that have lined its shores– including Fort Niagara, Fort George, Fort Schlosser, Fort Porter, and Fort Erie, among others—are a testament to the River’s strategic importance. The Niagara Frontier had a role in all of the early wars of this nation, particularly the War of 1812, as the opposing sides fought for control of both shores. The grain elevators and shipping docks in the City of Buffalo, the impressive
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