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A New Environmental Center for the Great Lakes

A New Environmental Center for the Great Lakes
September 21, 2018 Great Lakes Today
Image by BN Waterkeeper via greatlakestoday.org

This story originally appeared on Great Lakes Today and is republished here with permission. 

• September 5, 2018

Waterkeeper announces plans for water-themed hub on Lake Erie

The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced plans to create a hub for the region’s ecotourism called the Waterways Center.

The center will be a multi-purpose facility offering access to water recreational activities, environmental education and it will be the future location of waterkeeper’s offices.

“We see it serving as an anchor facility,” said Jill Jedlicka, executive director for Waterkeeper. “We see our region, our waterfront,  as on the cusp of being on an internationally recognized outdoor recreation hub. So we certainly want paddle sport access, paddle sport businesses can potentially to locate there. We also envision programming out of that site, that really supports environmental education and academic usage.”

Jedlicka says the goal is to advance to the next phase of the region’s “rust to blue” transition. A location has not yet been determined.

Featured Image: Conceptual Rendering of Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Waterway Center project, Image by BN Waterkeeper via greatlakestoday.org

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