New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has funded and awarded $1.4 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants to 53 organizations around the state include three with direct impact on Essex residents and visitors. $1.2 million in private and local matching funds will help to accelerate and improve private land conservation “which is expected to result in environmental and economic benefits for communities throughout New York,” according to the Adirondack Almanack.
Lake Champlain Land Trust was awarded $20,000 to enhance New York land protection around Lake Champlain. The project is expected to enable Lake Champlain Land Trust to expand its landowner and community outreach, programming and conservation planning efforts along the western shore of Lake Champlain… Adirondack Land Trust was awarded $10,000 to enable the organization to update and improve record-keeping systems for its portfolio of conservation easements in preparation for national land trust accreditation. Champlain Area Trails was awarded (Westport) was awarded a $50,000 two-year grant to enable the 3-year old land trust to create a full-time position that will strengthen local community outreach and improve its communications to landowners, supporters and project partners in the Champlain Valley. (The Adirondack Almanack)
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