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Historic garden wall restoration

If you've visited Clermont during the warmer weather, you probably noticed how stunning the formal gardens look. Our gardener, Mary Hughes, and her team have done an incredible job with the ongoing restoration. We are thrilled to announce that Friends of Clermont was awarded a $54,000 matching grant from the Environmental Protection Fund’s Park and Trail Partnership Grants program to restore the historic garden wall. Friends of Clermont raised an additional $6,000 in matching funds, for a total of $60,000.

We can hardly wait to see the garden in full bloom with the garden wall restored!

The grant is one of 27 awards totaling $1.8 million for organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New York’s state parks and historic sites, trails, and public lands (just in time for NYS Parks Centennial celebration!). The grants will be matched with private and local funding and will support projects to strengthen Friends groups and enhance public access and recreational opportunities.

The Park and Trail Partnership Grants are administered by Parks & Trails New York, a statewide non-profit organization, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Congratulations to the other Round 9 awardees. For more information, read our press release or Governor Hochul's press release.


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