The Environmental Protection Fund: Preserving New York’s Natural Heritage & Quality of Life documents 12 of the countless success stories across the state made possible by the Environmental Protection Fund. The stories highlighted on these pages were submitted to the editors by members of Friends of New York’s Environment, which includes more than 100 environmental, health, agricultural, recre- ational and urban stakeholder groups working to garner support for, and expand, the Fund.
Stories were chosen based on scope of impact, diversity of funding, and geographic representation.
As is common among funded initiatives, the projects described are not financed exclusively with resources from the Fund. The stories illustrate how the Environmental Protection Fund helps build community partnerships by providing a foundation of public money to draw in matching funds from both government and private sources.