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Groups to split $450K NY state grant to support parks, sites

March 20, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two dozen groups that support and promote New York state’s parks, historic sites and public lands will be splitting $450,000 in state grants.

The Cuomo administration says 22 organizations that perform maintenance tasks and provide educational programming will receive the funding through the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as well as Parks and Trails New York, an Albany-based nonprofit.

The grants are funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund and will be matched by more than $150,000 in private and local funding.

The largest grant, $50,000, is going to the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association to repair and restore the trail system at the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, located on the Hudson River near West Point.

The American-held fort was captured by the British during the Revolutionary War.

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