Grants totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to dozens of nonprofit land trusts from Long Island to Buffalo to conserve New York's agricultural lands and other resources.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance announced in Rochester that $1.4 million was awarded to 53 land trusts across the state. The grants will be matched by $1.2 million in private and local funding.
Land trusts in the Hudson Valley are getting the biggest share of the grants, with 22 grants totaling more than $450, 000.
The Washington County-based Agricultural Stewardship Association will receive two grants totaling $30,000. The organization says $10,000 of that amount will enable the completion of the conservation of a 235-year-old farm across the Hudson River from the Saratoga National Historical Park