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April 25, 2016

Groups Receive Funds to Plant Trees on Brownfield Sites

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 to discuss plans for planting hundreds of trees on brownfield sites in Oswego and Fulton. The meeting will be held at the Oswego Public Library Community Room, 120 E. Second St., Oswego.

The County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning and the Atlantic States Legal Foundation, Inc. have received a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to plant more than 600 native trees and shrubs at brownfield sites in Oswego County.

To date, eight areas have been identified as potential planting sites for the project. They include:

  • three sites along the Oswego River Canal (one in Fulton and two in Oswego);

  • Van Buren Park in Fulton;

  • public right of ways adjacent to the former Hammermill site, 45 E. Twelfth St. and the Lagoe Oswego Corporation, 91 Mitchell St., Oswego;

  • north of the City of Oswego's Eastside Sewage Treatment Plant, 67-71 Mercer St.; and

  • the Camp Hollis bluff on Lakeshore Road in the Town of Oswego.

  • The public is encouraged to learn more about the project and present comments at the May 4 meeting. For more information, contact Karen Noyes at the County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning, weekdays at 349-8295.

    The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes, the largest system of fresh surface water in the world.

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