New York State officials worked into the Easter weekend to finalize the State’s upcoming budget. We are pleased to report that the Environmental Protection Fund received another record year of funding at $300 million to support land conservation, water quality improvement, parks creation, farmland protection, urban conservation and other environmental quality and public health improvement projects in every county of New York.
The $2.5 billion Clean Water Fund that will help communities upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, protect the sources of their clean drinking water and upgrade failing septic systems that are polluting our bays and lakes was also reauthorized. This funding source is particularly important to Long Island where so much of our quality of life revolves around our water resources.
Many thanks to Governor Cuomo and our State Representatives for delivering such positive results for our environment.