(NEWS10) – More than $2.8 million in grant funding for projects aimed at reducing the impact of invasive species were announced by the Governor’s Office Friday.
The grants were awarded to 42 different projects across New York.
The grants are part of the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Invasive Species Grant Program and are funded by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund.
New York State leads in invasive species management in order to help ensure that New York’s environment remains sustainable and healthy.
This initiative is to help protect the states forests, crops, and waterways from invasive species that could otherwise damage these resources.
The grant will be spread across four different categories and cover a wide variety of regions across the state.
For more information, visit the DEC’s website here.