Monday, April 11, 2011


A grant of $6,500 has been awarded to the Western New York Land Conservancy to help protect a working farm in Gasport. The grant is from a $1.4 million package awarded to projects throughout by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

“This represents an exciting time for land conservation in Western New York,” according to Patricia Szarpa, executive director of the conservancy. “These dollars will take care of the transaction costs in placing a conservation easement on the land.

This grant will protect a Dale Road farm and transform it into a u-pick destination with farm tours and educational programs.