Conservation partnership program grants announced by DEC


ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation has granted more than $2.2 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants to 50 not-for-profit land trusts across the state.

A total of $636,644 was granted to organizations in the Hudson Valley.

“Over the last year, New Yorkers young and old have been exploring the outdoors in record numbers,” said Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Land trusts across the state help to preserve and manage some of the special, natural places that the public has come to love. The grants announced today support forest management, conservation agriculture, coastal and wetlands restoration, and other activities that are essential to help address climate change and preserve the ecosystems we depend on. We commend the Land Trust Alliance for administering this important program.”

Grants in the Mid-Hudson include:

  • Dutchess Land Conservancy: Professional Development Grant $100,000
  • Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS): Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $22,500
  • Hudson Highlands Land Trust: Catalyst Grant $50,000
  • Kingston Land Trust: Transaction Grants $54,994
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve: Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $38,500
  • Mohonk Preserve: Capacity Grant $14,000; Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $40,000
  • Open Space Institute: Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $40,000
  • Orange County Land Trust: Catalyst Grant $35,000
  • Pound Ridge Land Conservancy: Capacity Grant $30,000; Transaction Grant $18,800
  • Scenic Hudson Land Trust: Catalyst Grant $60,000
  • Wallkill Valley Land Trust: Capacity Grant $12,000; Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $19,500
  • Westchester Land Trust: Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $38,000; Transaction Grant $24,000
  • Winnakee Land Trust: Capacity Grant $30,000
  • Woodstock Land Conservancy: Capacity Grant $9,350

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