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Reserve Funds Appropriated for Two Preservation Initiatives

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Legislature, in two separate unanimous votes, appropriated funds from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection, for two local projects—the West Hill Wildway – Babcock Acquisition near Coy Glen in the Town of Ithaca and the Black Diamond Trail Buffer-Reynolds Buffer Protection Project in the Town of Ulysses. (Legislators Dave McKenna, Shawna Black, and Will Burbank were excused.)

For the Black Diamond Trail Buffer, $15,000 in capital reserve funds were allocated to assist the Finger Lakes Land Trust in purchasing 12 acres of land in Ulysses to ensure long-term protection of woodlands bordering the Black Diamond Trail and the Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway. For the West Hill Wildway, $5,000 was allocated to assist the Land Trust with project costs associated with acquiring 70 acres of property off Culver Road in the Town of Ithaca—to buffer Coy Glen and connect Cornell University’s Coy Glen holdings with Town of Ithaca conservation lands located on Culver Road.