NJ Pinelands photo Ernie Cozens William Penn Foundation Watershed Inititative Grants

The William Penn Foundation has announced a $35 million multi-year grant initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people, many of them in major Northeast cities including New York, Philadelphia, Camden, NJ and Wilmington, DE.

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Walkway Over the Hudson photo: RoccoVisitors Value Hudson Walkway

A visitor study, issued by the Open Space Institute's Alliance for New York State Parks program, and funded through a grant from the Dyson Foundation, finds the Walkway to be a
valued cultural and recreational asset for local residents, easily accessible to families and people of all ages and a unique tourist destination.

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Hess Farm Greg Miller, ShawangunksNeighbors Save Local Farm

The 5,713-resident town of Gardiner, NY has a robust community fundraising effort to thank for its latest farmland preservation success—the scenic 74-acre Hess family farm at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. The Hess farm furthers OSI’s longstanding conservation efforts in Ulster County’s Rondout and Wallkill valleys, and is the 27th farm OSI has protected in the two valleys.

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