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DEC awards $50k for waterfront projects

Three grants given to Schenectady County-based initiatives

— “Kids that walk or bike down the trial don’t see and appreciate what they are viewing,” ECOS Executive Director Patrick Clear said.

Clear said the grant would also assist in offering free workshops for teachers to show how to use the guides for field trips.

“Everyone knows that schools can’t take long field trips anymore,” he said. “There is a lot of human history and natural history … it is a very short field trip for students.”

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy was awarded $6,500 to assist in protecting 117 acres of farmland in West Glenville by designating it forever wild to prevent future development.

“The very back side of this property does go down back into Wolf Hollow,” Jill Knapp, executive director of the Land Conservancy, said. “It is really a pretty piece.”

Knapp said often times people are willing to establish easements for their land, but lack the funds to complete the legal process.

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