Holla! On Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo’s office announced how much each region of NY State would be awarded for continued economic development, and the North Country secured one of the highest amounts – $90.2 million! I’m excited for our region in general, but most of all for us here at TILT, because included in that award is over $110,000.00 for the design & development of a hiking trail on one of our preserves just outside the Village of Alexandria Bay: The Otter Creek Nature Trail. This trail will be a major attraction during the high-traffic summer tourism season, which will benefit the local economy, but it will also give year-rounders another opportunity to get out into nature!
A link to the full article can be found here at NCPR. This news came on the heels of TILT also hearing that we were awarded $10,000 from the NNY Community Foundation to go towards our Summer Land Steward program….which happens to be a grant that I wrote! With other grants I’ve written currently being reviewed, let’s hope there’s more where that came from.
Photo from NCPR