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Greenburgh Benefits from County Flooding Funds

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - One of seven capital projects being partially funded by Westchester County to address chronic flooding along the Bronx River and Sound Shore is in the Town of Greenburgh.

The second phase of storm water wetland restoration and stream bank stabilization at Fisher Lane and the Bronx River Parkway on the east bank of the Bronx River is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.

Westchester is providing $350,000 for the $700,000 project, while the other half is being financed through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

"It's my hope that the actions by the county will help reduce flooding in the future," Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said. "The Fulton Park neighborhood was among the communities seriously impacted by the recent storms."

Feiner, who thanked County Executive Rob Astorino and legislators MaryJane Shimsky, Alfreda Williams and Michael Smith for recognizing the flood problems in Greenburgh, said last year Greenburgh and the Village of Elmsford teamed up to clear debris from the Saw Mill River, which he maintained brought attention to the situation.

"If all governments along the river and different levels of government work together we can make a positive difference," said Feiner, who noted Greenburgh recently hired a consultant to help the town apply for grants to purchase properties or elevate homes that have experienced constant flooding.

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