New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of construction on a resiliency project at Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park in the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County. The $2.67 million project is part of the Governor’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. The project repaired damage sustained from historic flooding in 2019, and raised the boat launch, docks and parking lot so they are able to continue to operate during times of high water.
“The effects of climate change have become more evident over the last few years, as seen during the unprecedented flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario in 2019,” Governor Cuomo said. “Through New York State’s partnership with shoreline communities, we are helping to prepare for all that Mother Nature has in store by not only rebuilding, but reimaging critical infrastructure. Resiliency projects like the two that have completed in Irondequoit exemplify the mission of the REDI program.”
“New York State’s continued investment in our shoreline communities is helping them to build back better, smarter and more resilient,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “Irondequoit Bay Marine State Park has faced tremendous challenges in recent years due to flooding caused by climate change.