Schumer Announces Funding For Braddock Bay Restoration
New York Senator Chuck Schumer visits Braddock Bay in Greece on Monday, announcing that the EPA will provide $9.5 million in federal funding to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a restoration plan there.
Schumer says in recent years, Braddock Bay's barrier beach has been largely washed away and left open to Lake Ontario. He says without the barrier, sand from the lake has made it too shallow for most boaters.
The senator says the federal plan would restore Braddock Bay's ecological and recreational benefits by combating invasive species, restoring wetland habitats, dredge out a new deeper navigation channel and construction a new beach barrier so that bay improvements won't be quickly washed away.