- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) - Work is continuing on a $9.5 million federal project that will restore wildlife habitats and improve recreational access on a Lake Ontario bay near Rochester.

Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday the work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is “in full swing” on Braddock Bay in the Monroe County town of Greece. The New York Democrat announced in August that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency planned to restore the waterway after erosion washed away wetlands and silting made it difficult for boats to navigate.

More than 300 acres of wetlands are being restored, and crews will soon start dredging to create a new 250-foot-wide navigation channel, more than four times wider than the old one. The dredging material will be used to build a new 1,200-foot-long barrier beach that will protect the bay from erosion.

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