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'Lake Erie must be saved': Lyndon B. Johnson visits Buffalo in 1966
The Buffalo News (8/22)
Fifty years ago this week in Buffalo, N.Y., Gov. Nelson Rockefeller assured visiting President Lyndon Johnson that the Buffalo River would be "all cleaned up" by 1970.

A mail boat stays afloat
The New York Times (8/20)
A black-and-white boat, emblazoned with a Postal Service eagle, is the mail boat J.W. Westcott II, the only floating ZIP code in the United States.

EDITORIAL: Welcome effort begins to undo the causes and effects of years of polluting Scajaquada Creek, Hoyt Lake
The Buffalo News (8/20)
Scajaquada Creek is expected to be cleaned of the sewage overflows that contaminate it, as part of a $20 million effort to repair an aging wastewater infrastructure.

New York State aiding nuclear plants with millions in subsidies
The New York Times (8/1)
Utility customers in New York State will pay nearly $500 million a year in subsidies aimed at keeping some upstate nuclear power plants operating.

EDITORIAL: Protecting open space: Land trusts preserve areas from pressures for development
Watertown Daily Times (7/26)
Lands along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Indian River lakes face ever-increasing demands for development. As a result, land trusts have emerged to preserve wild and undeveloped lands.

Paddling away stress at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Niagara Gazette (7/25)
In New York, Thursday evenings on the Wilson-Tuscarora State Park waterfront are becoming quite therapeutic, thanks to the weekly “Stress Reducer Paddle.”

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General Resources
New York
Great Lakes Commission
Since 1955, New York has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.

New York Governor Profile
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.

New York Sea Grant
Focuses the talents of university scientists and extension specialists on research in the areas of fisheries, coastal environmental quality and processes, invasive species, non-point source pollution and seafood safety.

New York State Government
A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from New York's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.

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Economy
New York Economic Profile
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending and demographics.

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Environment
Hudson River (NY)
American Heritage Rivers
The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Niagara Parks Commission
Tourism information around Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Corridor.

Parks of the St. Lawrence
Manages recreational areas from Kingston to near the Quebec border.

Silver Waters of Lake Ontario
Their goal is to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, Lake Ontario through writing, sailing instruction, nature study, and other means.

U.S. EPA Region 2 Great Lakes Projects and Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Region 2 is responsible for management of the portions of the Great Lakes ecosystem bordered by New York State. This includes Lake Ontario, a small portion of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, and a portion of the upper St. Lawrence River, which flows out of Lake Ontario.

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Tourism
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Travel and Tourism: Department of Economic Development

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