Governor Cuomo Announces Start of Construction of Resiliency Project at Historic Site in St. Lawrence County
$1.3M Shoreline Stabilization and Trail Improvement Project Breaks Ground at Fort de la Presentation, City of Ogdensburg
Projects Selected as Part of Governor’s $300 Million Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the start of construction on a $1.3 million resiliency project awarded to the Fort de la Presentation Association, St. Lawrence County, through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. The Fort de la Presentation site, located in the City of Ogdensburg, was once used by American, Canadian, Native American, French and British people for worship, trade and protection during wartime. The site is now used for reenactments and community recreation. The project site is located on a peninsula on the St. Lawrence River at the intersection of the Oswegatchie River. Due to proximity to the Rivers, extensive erosion and flooding has occurred on this site. This project will rebuild flood damaged shorelines and trails with more resilient designs that will mitigate future damage and provide enhanced wildlife habitat while maintaining the historic and aesthetic value of the property.
“People travel from across the state to enjoy the recreational opportunities and the rich history of the Lake Ontario and St.