Corps of Engineers awards contract for Times Beach ecosystem restoration

Published Oct. 18, 2013

BUFFALO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a contract for $367,000 Sept. 30, 2013, to Ecology & Environment, Inc. for ecosystem restoration on 31 acres at Times Beach in Buffalo, NY.

Ecology & Environment, Inc. is a recognized global leader in environmental management.

As part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the Times Beach Aquatic Invasive Species Removal Project will be a demonstration project which will use proven techniques from around the country to control the invasive plant population located on the Times Beach site. Work began at the Times Beach site in the Fall of 2012 and will continue until 2017.   A combination of mechanical, chemical, and biologic controls will be used over a five year period to manage and control the invasive plant species at Times Beach.

In 2010, the Obama Administration created the multi-year, multi-agency initiative to restore the Great Lakes.  GLRI funds are administered and distributed through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  For additional information about the GLRI program visit:

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