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The program awarded a total of $325,000 to promote conservation efforts in New York.
Westchester Land Trust and Somers Land Trust plan to co-host a Family Farm Festival at Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Somers. It’s scheduled for Sept. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 9, also from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase.
The conservation easement ends the development rights on the farm, ensuring the land will remain available for agricultural use in the future.
The 24-acre parcel will help create a 550-acre contiguous corridor of permanently protected forest and wetland in northern Westchester.
Almost $3 million in public and private funds will be utilized for a conservation easement on the 172-acre northern Westchester farm.
Westchester Land Trust received the grant to preserve Stuart’s Fruit Farm in Granite Springs as part of the Hudson Valley Agricultural Enhancement Program.
A 35-acre wetland in the village of Mamaroneck has been acquired by the Westchester Land Trust for permanent conservation.
The piece of land in Putnam Valley is connected to the Peekskill and Cortlandt drinking water supply.