The Land Trust Alliance and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently awarded the Central New York Land Trust a $80,000 2020 New York State Conservation Partnership Program – Professional Development Grant with funding from the Environmental Protection Fund.
The grant was awarded to the Central New York Land Trust to assist the organization in transitioning their key staff from part-time to full-time. “This grant is transformational for the Central New York Land Trust” said Albert Joerger, Central New York Land Trust Executive Director. “The funding allows the Central New York Land Trust to develop the professional capacity to be truly sustainable.”
“For the first time in our 49-year history, our top staff position is becoming a full-time staff member,” said Richard Smardon, Central New York Land Trust Board Chairman. “In order to advance our mission of saving land here in our community, we need a full-time professional at the helm; we are very grateful for this funding opportunity so that we can conserve more land here in Central New York.”
This project was supported with funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSCPP is administered by the Land Trust Alliance in coordination with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
About Central New York Land Trust
The Central New York Land Trust is a charitable organization protecting water quality in Central New York since 1972. With over 47 preserves and 3,100 acres with public access, the Central New York Land Trust seeks to preserve and protect natural areas in order to provide our communities clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and a chance to connect with the land. We save Land! For more information please call (315) 575-8839 or visit our website at CNYLandTrust.org.
About Land Trust Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than 200,000 volunteers and 4.6 million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices. More information about the Alliance is available at www.landtrustalliance.org.