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Lime Hollow Awarded $250K Grant For Infrastructure Improvements


On a beautiful sunny Friday afternoon, New York State Senator, Lea Webb (SD-52) visited the Lime Hollow Nature Center off of McClean Road in the Town of Cortlandville to present exciting news. Senator Webb announced an allocation in the amount of $250,000 dollars in state funding to go towards Lime Hollow’s building renovations, which include enhancements to the buildings energy efficiency.

Attending the event for the grant funding announcement was Executive Director of the Lime Hollow Nature Center, Ilya Shmulenson, the Lime Hollow Board of Directors, and jr members who are part of Lime Hollow’s Forest Preschool program.

“I am thrilled to have secured vital funding for Lime Hollow Nature Center… This Cherished cornerstone of our community has been serving local families for over three decades. Their organization is dedicated to conservation education, stewardship of nature, and recreation through the utilization and protection of the natural and cultural attributes of the Lime Hollow area.”

Senator Lea Webb said regarding her commitment to securing the funding for Lime Hollow.

Some of the planned renovations, which Ilya says are likely to begin next Spring due to timing, include the installation of a new solar panel roof on the visitor center as well as roof replacement.

“I would like to thank [Senator Webb] and New York State for this significant investment in the infrastructure at the Lime Hollow Nature Center. This Visitors Center behind us as well as the buildings that are [the] Dr. John Gustafson Education Campus, are the backbone which support our year-round education, recreation, and conservation efforts.”

Executive Director of Lime Hollow, Ilya Shmulenson said regarding the grant funding.

Lime Hollow’s Nature Center’s Board President, Forest Earl, said the organization celebrated their 30th anniversary last year and noted it would have not gotten there without the support of the community, noting the local municipalities, non-profits, and schools who continuously show support for Lime Hollow.

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