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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (Waterkeeper) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that leads regional efforts to safeguard water resources for present and future generations and connects people to the water through education, recreation, and preservation. Waterkeeper received funding from the National Coastal Resilience Fund for the project described in this proposal.

Waterkeeper is seeking a Consultant, or team of Consultants (“Consultant”), to provide professional services to determine the opportunity for and develop preliminary designs for reconnecting Buffalo Creek to its historic floodplain (“Project”). The Project is located in the Town of West Seneca in Erie County, New York. Waterkeeper is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for professional services including: a desktop analysis of the project area, identification of parcel ownership, coordination of discussions with said property owners, field analysis of parcels with willing landowners, convening public meeting(s), and the development of preliminary designs and cost estimates.The ultimate purpose of the project is to identify and verify opportunities for reconnecting Buffalo Creek to its floodplain to address reoccurring residential flooding, and to develop preliminary designs based on verified on-the-ground opportunities.

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