Hochul announces grants for local land trusts
Ben Mitchell reports for News10 that Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on May 2, $3 million in grants for not-for-profit land trusts across New York, including several locally. The Greene Land Trust is getting a Professional Development Grant for $78,000. The Columbia Land Conservancy receives Catalyst Grants worth $115,200. And the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance was awarded a Capacity Grant for $23,100 and Transaction Grants, worth $48,500. Hochul said of the grants, “Land conservation is essential in New York’s fight to mitigate climate change and protect our state’s unparalleled natural resources.... Supporting the critical work of land trusts across the state will bring us closer to our goal of safeguarding 30 percent of public land in New York by 2030, ensuring future generations will have access to green space and protected natural habitats.” Read more about this story at the News10 website.