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Central NY Land Trust receives largest grant in its history to help protect Skaneateles Lake

The Central New York Land Trust is receiving the largest grant in its history.


The Citizen reports the $6.442 million state grant will help it acquire and protect land around Skaneateles Lake. The money comes under Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application process. In a news release, Land Trust President said “we are deeply gratified by Governor Hochul’s historic and far-sighted investment in protecting the Skaneateles Lake watershed.”

The grant funds will help the organization protect and restore as many as 380 acres of land in the Skaneateles Lake watershed. It will also be used to manage erosion and stormwater runoff into the lake, one of the main water supplies for the city of Syracuse.



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