Governor announces $4.8M for environmental projects


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced two different rounds of environmental funding totaling over $4.8 million on Monday and Wednesday.

“When we support grassroots efforts to build a greener, healthier, and more sustainable New York, everyone benefits,” Cuomo said in a statement.

On Monday, Cuomo released a list of 21 community projects that would receive $1.9 million in environmental justice community impact grants. These projects are supposed to address public health and environmental issues like pollution in low-income communities and communities of color. The grant is paid by New York’s Environmental Protection Fund.

Wednesday saw Cuomo releasing a list of state park improvements budgeted for $2.9 million in state funds. All told, Cuomo aims to distribute over $700,000 to the Capital District and surrounding parks and organizations.

  • New trail signage: $5,000
  • Moreau Lake State Park: $20,000
  • Sheridan Hollow Memorial Park and Rain Garden: $43,321.25
  • Saratoga Spa State Park: $50,000
  • Columbia Land Conservancy/Oakdale Lake: $100,000
  • Radix Ecological Sustainability Center: $100,000
  • Taconic State Park: $158,000
  • Lake Taghkanic State Park: $245,000


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