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New WNY Land Conservancy executive director Wildway advocate

New WNY Land Conservancy executive director Wildway advocate

The Western New York Land Conservancy didn’t have to look far to find a new executive director. The 32-year-old organization – which works to preserve forests, farmland and wetlands – turned to Marisa Riggi, promoted to deputy executive director of conservation in last year and named acting director in June, following the six-month tenure of Jonathan Kaledin. Marisa Riggi, the …

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Pennsylvania preserves 35 farms, including 5 in Chester, Montgomery counties

Pennsylvania preserves 35 farms, including 5 in Chester, Montgomery counties

Four farms in Chester County and one in Montgomery County are being protected from residential and commercial development as part of a statewide effort to preserve green spaces and protect agriculture.  The farms are among 35 in Pennsylvania that collectively are receiving $8.64 million from the state’s Farmland Preservation Program, which helps farmers conserve resources, purchase equipment, manage property and expand …

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