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Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District Awarded Nearly $50K For Tree Maintenance


The Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded $47,954 for tree maintenance by the State of New York. The funding was part of $2.4 million dollars in grants that was awarded to 32 urban forestry projects in communities across the state. The funding was announced as part of a celebration of Arbor Day and Earth week last week.

“This Arbor Day, we’re sowing the seeds of a greener, more sustainable future for all New Yorkers while inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards across the state,” Governor Hochul said. “New York’s 25 million tree goal is a critical component of our comprehensive efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and green our urban landscapes, one tree at a time.”

The funding comes as part of the state’s ongoing commitment to plant 25 million trees by 2033. The grants have been administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and are specific to tree planting and maintenance projects. The projects will go towards support for urban forest managers in sustaining and expanding green infrastructure.

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