Columbia Land Conservancy
Municipal Mini-Grant Program

Municipal Mini-Grant Program

The Columbia Land Conservancy invites municipalities in Columbia County to apply for small grants in order to support land-use planning, conservation, and other initiatives that enhance and connect communities to natural resources.

Current grantees, click here to submit claims for reimbursement.

Current and Past Recipients


  • The Town of Canaan will provide outreach to the community about a pollinator garden at the Town Park.
  • The Town of Germantown will plant native trees along the riverfront.
  • The Town of Greenport will install nesting boxes for owls.
  • The Town of Stuyvesant will repair a footbridge on a hiking trail.
  • The Town of Taghkanic will plant a pollinator garden behind the town hall.


  • The Town of Canaan will install a native pollinator wildflower garden at the Town’s Stoddard Field.
  • The Town of Chatham will install trailhead kiosks at the Crellin-PS21 trail system.
  • The Village of Kinderhook will develop and print a brochure about Mills Park located within the village.
  • The Town of Livingston will create and install floating treatment wetlands to treat water pollution at North and South Twin Lakes.
  • The Village of Philmont will make improvements to the Joshua Essig Trail and its connection to Summit Lake.


  • The Ancram and Hillsdale Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) are collaborating with the CACs of New Lebanon and Taghkanic to prepare and print a flier for people thinking about buying land and building homes in Columbia County that will alert them about conservation measure to protect the visual and ecological landscape. Click here to view a PDF file of the brochure.
  • The Town of Clermont will purchase and install a sign at the Route 9 entrance of Hettling Park.
  • The Town of Gallatin will develop and install an interpretive sign at the newly-formed Gallatin Conservation Area. Click here to view a map. Click here to learn more about the town.
  • The City of Hudson will work with Friends of Oakdale Lake and Friends of Hudson Youth to create and install a trail sign at Oakdale Park, and add information about the trails to a webpage.
  • The Town of Livingston will develop a community-led citizen science monitoring program to gather water quality data about the Twin Lakes.