Buffalo-based environmental group wins international award
Posted September 14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo-based environmental group has been awarded a prestigious international prize for its work restoring the Niagara River and its watershed.
The Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper received the Thiess International Riverprize on Tuesday in New Delhi, India, from the Australia-based International RiverFoundation at its annual Riversymposium.
The western New York group was recognized for its efforts to protect and restore the Niagara River basin. The prize is awarded annually to organizations that achieve outstanding results in sustainable river basin management, restoration and protection.
The award comes with a $150,000 cash prize.
Riverkeeper has been working for decades to improve the Niagara River watershed habitat and the environment in neighboring communities. Last year the 27-year-old organization won the inaugural North American Riverprize.
The Thiess International Riverprize, first awarded in 1999, is one of the world's top environmental awards.