Acknowledging that their industrial activities had marred the Genesee River ecosystem, Eastman Kodak Co. agreed two years ago to provide $4.3 million for restoration projects.

The public now is getting a chance to comment on how that money should be spent. Some suggestions that already have been floated include diversifying wetlands along the riverbank or creating spots along the lower Genesee where boaters and paddlers can tie up and have a picnic.

“We’re really excited about this. We have a good opportunity to do some great restoration and recreation projects,” said Amy Roe of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office in Cortland, which is coordinating the planning.

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