LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Land Trust Alliance and Basil Seggos, the state Department of Environmental Conservation's acting commissioner, recently announced that the Lewisboro Land Trust was one of the winners in the 2016 round of funding from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program.
The Lewisboro Land Trust received funds to fully underwrite its 2016 Access Nature Program, which is a collaboration with local towns, schools and community partners, including a local organization that provides individualized care for people with disabilities, to provide inclusive and educational, community access to local public nature preserves and trails.
This program was started last summer and has received wide approval and success.
The Land Trust Alliance administers these awards, which are part of the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, in coordination with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and funded through the state's Environmental Protection Fund.
Seggos said, “Land trusts continue to make a difference in local communities, maximizing public and private dollars to protect and preserve our state’s natural resources for generations to come.”