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Governor Cuomo Announces $1.4 Million in Conservation Grants to Land Trusts to Boost Tourism and Public Access

Grants Leverage an Additional $1.1 Million in Private Contributions and Community Support

Albany, NY (April 24, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 nonprofit land trusts across the State. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event today at Indian Ladder Farms in Albany County as part of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day. The grants, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be matched by nearly $1.1 million in private and local funding and will support projects to protect farmland, enhance public access and recreational opportunities, and conserve open space. Read the Full press release »

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Land Trust awarded conservation grant
May 12, 2014 |  The Warwick Advertiser

Hudson Highlands Land Trust wins grants, award
May 11, 2014 |  Poughkeepsie Journal

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy received $68.5 K [video]
May 1, 2014 |  Bethlehem Spotlight

Multiple groups awarded state conservation money
April 28, 2014 |  Watertown Daily Times

NYS Land Protection Grants Announced
April 25, 2014 |  WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Adirondack North Country gets $300K in NYS conservation grants
April 24, 2014 |  North Country Public Radio

$1.4 million in grants to land trusts in New York
April 24, 2014 | Newsday

Kingston Land Trust, other area groups win state land protection grants
April 24, 2014 | Daily Freeman

State grants $350k to Cap Region land preservation groups
April 24, 2014 | Albany Times Union

Local land trusts reap state conservation grants
April 24, 2014 |  The Journal News

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