October 13, 2017




State grants for Hudson River communities

MID-HUDSON – Several projects will receive state funding to help protect water quality and habitats in the Hudson River Estuary.

  • The City of Kingston will receive $45,820 to improve access for people of all abilities for swimming, fishing, and environmental education programs at Kingston Point Beach in Kingston Point Park.
  • The Upper Hudson Northern Catskill Natural Resource Trust in Greene County will receive $35,080 to work with Hudsonia and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene counties to complete a natural resources inventory for Greene County to guide conservation work county-wide.
  • The Hudson Highlands Land Trust will use its $49,348 grant to partner with Orange County Land Trust to assist the towns of Blooming Grove and Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson in creating open space inventories for each municipality.
  • The Town of Hillsdale will receive $24,160 to work with a consultant to create a natural resources inventory.
  • The Orange County Water Authority will receive $29,079 to renovate a stream monitoring network on the Moodna Creek, including installation of five new monitoring locations and upgrades to one existing station.
  • Pace University will receive $27,541 to work with the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and implement a community-based land used leadership alliance in Ulster and Orange counties.
  • The City of Middletown will receive $50,000 to work with a consultant to produce a source water protection plan that will provide a framework to ensure safe drinking water for the city.
  • Trout Unlimited in Columbia County will receive $37,606 to develop the Town of Ancram Road Stream Crossing Replacement Plan.
  • Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson will receive $48,720 to work with the Saw Kill Watershed Community to improve understanding about connections between land-use and stream/watershed conditions.
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley in Westchester County will receive $48,768 to work with the Center for the Urban River at Beczak to re-energize the Saw Mill River Coalition as a watershed alliance.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties will receive $23,063 to develop a watershed management plan for the Catskill Creek watershed.

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