Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Clermont Awarded EPF Grant

There is an ongoing restoration of the formal gardens happening at Clermont State Historic Site. It was recently announced that Friends of Clermont was awarded a $54,000 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund's Park and Trail Partnership grants program to restore the historic garden wall. Friends of Clermont raised an additional $6,000 in matching funds, for a total of $60,000 for the project. 

The grant to Friends of Clermont is one of twenty-seven awards totaling $1.8 million for organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York's state parks and historic sites, trails, and public lands. The grants will be matched with private and local funding and will support projects to strengthen Friends groups and enhance public access and recreational opportunities. The Park and Trail Partnership Grants are administered by Parks & Trails New York, a statewide nonprofit organization, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). A complete list of 2023-2024 Round 9 awardees can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of historic houses, I can't recall the last time there was any news to report about the proposed Bronson Park here in Hudson. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears to be dead in the water.