BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – Today the Peace Bridge Authority (PBA) once again celebrated Earth Day, by undertaking an extensive litter and debris cleanup initiative along the Fort Erie Friendship Trail.
"The Peace Bridge Authority is happy to participate in our annual Earth Day cleanup in preparation for the summer season,” said Ron Rienas, general manager of the PBA. “We are excited to welcome walkers and bikers on the Friendship Trail for yet another successful summer season.”
As part of PBA Earth Day activities, Authority staff conducted trash and debris pickups, while student volunteers from local elementary and secondary schools tidied sections of the Friendship Trail (Gorham Road to Centralia Avenue and Helena Street to Bardol Avenue). Gloves and garbage bags were also supplied by the PBA for the effort.
The following schools took part in the trail cleanup: Garrison Road Public School, Niagara Christian Community of Schools, Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School, Stevensville Public School, and St. George’s Catholic School.
The Authority's Earth Day activities commenced with trail work on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (EST).
About the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a binational bridge authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, and is a key international border crossing.