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For Release: Monday, April 23, 2018

Media Advisory for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DEC to Announce Grants for Land Trusts to Boost Tourism, Protect Farmland and Increase Recreational Opportunities Across the State

New York State's weeklong celebration of Earth Week continues on Tuesday, April 24 with an announcement in conjunction with the New York Land Trust Symposium at the Albany Capital Center. DEC Executive Deputy Commissioner Ken Lynch, joined by Venetia Lannon, Deputy Secretary for the Environment will highlight Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Conservation Partnership Program, heralding grants for 51 nonprofit land trusts across the State. Representatives of the DEC and the Land Trust Alliance will unveil the grantees at the Albany Capital Center celebration of New York's commitment and accomplishments to protecting our environment, conserving open space and increasing access to the state's vast and magnificent natural resources.

Who: Remarks will be given by:

  • Teri Ptacek, Executive Director, Agricultural Stewardship Association & Chair, New York Advisory Board of Land Trust Alliance
  • Ethan Winter, New York Senior Program Manager, Land Trust Alliance
  • Ken Lynch, DEC Executive Deputy Commissioner
  • Venetia Lannon, Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Executive Chamber
  • Andrew Bowman, President, Land Trust Alliance

Additional partners in attendance include:

  • Other regional environmental and land trust organizations

When: Tuesday, April 24 at 12:45 p.m.

Where: Albany Capital Center - 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207

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