State grants Cayuga County $2.3M for water quality projects

The Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded three state grants to support water quality conservation projects in the Owasco and Cayuga lake watersheds.

The office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grants in a news release Tuesday. They are among a total of 47 conservation projects across the state that have been awarded grants totaling $16.2 million. The grants were awarded through the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program, which in 2019 celebrates its 25th year of providing funding to support the state’s farms, protect the environment and safeguard natural resources.

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