Announced April 19 in Skaneateles, New York, the 2016 New York State Conservation Partnership Program Grant awards will assist 55 land trust organizations across New York with 72 grants.  CNY Land Trust is a  “Capacity Grant” recipient for a second year, focusing on community outreach and stewardship, or land care, for its 48 preserves.  The New York Conservation Partnership Program is a public-private collaboration funded through New York’s Environmental Protection Fund and administered by the Land Trust Alliance, in coordination with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Land Trust Alliance, and Finger Lakes Land Trust hosted land trusts from across New York State in Skaneateles today for the lake-side event for the media and friends of conservation.  See NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s press release, at this link, for more information about the grants announced statewide today.

CNY Land Trust Board members Gail Calcagnino, Jack Gramlich, and Chris Sandstrom, talk with Bob Warner, board member of Skaneateles Lake Association at Shotwell Park.

CNY Land Trust Board members Gail Calcagnino, Jack Gramlich, and Chris Sandstrom, talk with Bob Warner, board member of Skaneateles Lake Association at Shotwell Park.

Andy Zepp, Finger Lakes Land Trust, Ethan Winter, Land Trust Alliance, and Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, host the grants announcement at Skaneateles Lake's Shotwell Memorial Waterfront Park.

Andy Zepp, Finger Lakes Land Trust, Ethan Winter, Land Trust Alliance, and Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, host the grants announcement at Skaneateles Lake’s Shotwell Memorial Waterfront Park.