September 15, 2006
Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo NY
2:00pm to 3:30pm
The Northeast-Midwest Institute is hosting a public forum on the economic advantages of improving environmental quality in the Buffalo area. The forum will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo on September 15, 2006 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and will feature a presentation by Dr. John Braden from the University of Illinois, concerning the results of a two-year study on the economic value of cleaning up the Buffalo River. Specifically, Professor Braden will detail how many homeowners may realize gains in house prices as a result of cleanup activities in the river.
Other speakers at the forum include Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo; Hon. Mark Schroeder, 145th District, State of New York; Ms. Mary Beth Giancarlo Ross, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office; Ms. Abby Snyder, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Ms. Jill Spisiak Jedlicka, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper; and Ms. Helen Domske, New York Sea Grant and University at Buffalo. The Institute’s Executive Director, Mr. Richard Munson, will chair the event. There will be an optional boat tour of the Buffalo River from 4:00pm-5:30pm following the forum onboard the historic firetug Edward M. Cotter.
For more information and to RSVP please contact Nicole Mays at 202-584-3378 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.