2017 Farmland Protection Grants Awarded

Posted August 24th, 2017 by maryalbro and filed in News & Announcements
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At its quarterly meeting, The 1772 Foundation, partnering with the Land Trust Alliance, awarded $975,000 in grants to 10 land trusts protecting farmland within a 100-mile radius of Boston or New York City or anywhere in the state of New Jersey. The purpose of this grant program is to support sustainable regional food systems by protecting critical farmland in the foodsheds of the two cities.

Grants ranged in amount from $35,000 to $165,000.

Grantees are listed below.

GranteeFarmLocationAcresAward
Buzzards Bay CoalitionOcean View FarmDartmouth, MA55$83,000
Columbia Land ConservancyThompson-Finch FarmAncram, NY208$103,000
Dutchess Land ConservancyUphill FarmStanford, NY112$77,000
Maine Coast Heritage TrustKashmer and Marshall FarmsEliot, ME247$165,000
Monadnock ConservancyChickering FarmWestmoreland, NH367$103,000
New Jersey Conservation FoundationPelio PropertyLebanon Township, NJ244$103,000
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire ForestsSullivan FarmNashua, NH50$103,000
Southeast Land Trust of New HampshireSeacoast Farmland for the FutureFarmington, NH340$72,000
The Scenic Hudson Land TrustEsopus Agricultural CenterTown of Ulster, NY211$103,000
Upper Valley Land TrustBeaver Pond FarmNewport, NH244$63,000