The North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization will host an informational meeting this week regarding a proposed restoration of the gardens' shoreline.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the large conference room at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.

The project is being spearheaded by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, which recently received a grant from the Niagara Greenway Commission to restore a portion of the shoreline to its natural state in an effort to improve water quality, preserve the natural habitat of the area and enhance recreation access.

The project was approved by NT lawmakers last month and is being funded by a grant and will come at no direct cost to city taxpayers and will aim to restore the gardens' shoreline to its original state through Waterkeeper's Living Shorelines program. Waterkeeper will work with the city's Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks to complete the project.

The botanical gardens have been the subject of significant volunteer efforts recently, as the community works to revive the facility, which had suffered a bit of a decline in recent years.