“On the heels of Earth Day, once again Governor Andrew Cuomo moves to assist Westchester’s conservation efforts. Westchester’s natural resources are our most precious resources – and it is the responsibility of us who occupy this land now to do all we can to protect them. These four Westchester-based not-for-profit land trusts work to both preserve land and create innovative programs so residents and visitors can better learn about the importance of land conservation – while granting the opportunity to partake in some outdoor recreation activity at the same time. Thanks to Governor Cuomo they will be able to do even more of this important work.”

The Westchester conservation projects receiving these grants are:

•           Greenburgh Nature Center: Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $20,000

•           North Salem Open Land Foundation: Capacity Grant $9,000

•           Teatown Lake Reservation: Capacity Grant $19,500; Stewardship & Resource Management Grant $40,000

•           Westchester Land Trust: Capacity Grant $39,700; Transaction Grants $24,960