The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is among 53 New York land trusts that will receive funding for land preservation work in 2012-2013 from the Conservation Partnership Program. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance announced grants, totaling $1.4 million, April 23 in Rochester. These grants are funded through New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and will be matched by a total of $1.2 million in private and local funding. The $27,000 grant to the Trail Conference will support its Gunks Greenway project along the southern Shawangunk Ridge. Read the entire article on our website.