DEC conservation assistance grants awarded to three communities

ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced three municipalities will receive conservation technical assistance from the agency’s Hudson River Estuary Program.

The Dutchess County towns of Clinton Washington and the Village of Millbrook were selected to work collaboratively with conservation professionals to create natural resources inventories for their communities.

A natural resources inventory compiles maps and descriptions of natural areas and provides a reference for planning in a community.

For more than 20 years, the Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University Department of Natural Resources and the Environment have implemented a joint initiative to encourage scientifically sound planning and reach conservation outcomes that benefit people, the watershed and the estuary.