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Fillmore Glen State Park gets $1.8M grant: Money will help with future projects

Fillmore Glen State Park in Moravia has been awarded a state grant for the refurbishment of a crucial infrastructure.


New York officials disclosed this week a $1.8 million grant package benefiting 28 not-for-profit organizations engaged in stewardship of state parks, historic sites, trails, and public lands. This funding will bolster efforts to raise private funds for capital projects, organize special events, and engage in maintenance and beautification tasks aimed at promoting public use of the parks.


The Friends of Fillmore Glen State Park have secured $4,000 to commission a consulting firm to assess and design replacement options for a heavily frequented stone staircase, a key access route within the park.

Another recipient in central New York is the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, awarded $146,250 for repairs to a 1990 Erie Canal-era store replica, facilitating year-round access to new ADA-compliant programming areas. The grants, funded via the state Environmental Protection Fund and administered in partnership with Parks & Trails New York, require recipients to secure additional outside funding of at least 10% of the grant amount.