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.