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Three civic groups are inviting Western New Yorkers to sit and watch the sunset on Friday evenings along the Greenway Trail in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor to show support for keeping waterfront land owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority as public open space, rather than turning it over to developers.

Joining for the initiative are the Campaign for Greater Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and 21st Century Park. Campaign for Greater Buffalo executive director Tim Tielman said the site offers panoramic views of Lake Erie, downtown Buffalo and the grain elevators along the Buffalo River. “We want to avoid a Mistake by the Lake,” Tielman said. “We have a wonderful green space the size of Delaware Park that is constantly being threatened, even as it is being improved and more and more people are discovering what a spectacular asset this is. It must be preserved.”