Rep. Morelle and town officials push for funding for Great Lakes resiliency study

Jun 29, 2019

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Local Congressman Joe Morelle is pushing for funding of a ‘Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study.’

Morelle joined Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley and other officials on Saturday at Goodwin Park in Greece to say that officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers back the study which would help provide for long-term planning and mitigation strategies for lakeside communities.

It’s an effort to help deal with the effects of future flooding along the shoreline.

Morelle says that the House of Representatives passed legislation last week to increase funding to the Army Corps of Engineers, money that Morelle says would provide for six new studies.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in the region in early June, also pushing for Congress to fully fund the resiliency study.