Draft Hudson River estuary action agenda released

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ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda for 2015-2020. The six-year blueprint looks at conservation measures for the estuary and surrounding valley.
The plan will seek to achieve benefits including clean water; resilient communities; a vital estuary ecosystem; conservation of estuary fish, wildlife, and habitats; preservation of the river’s natural scenery; and enhanced opportunities for education, river access, recreation and inspiration.
“The goal of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda is to present a shared vision and opportunities for action for the tidal river and its valley, from the dam at Troy to the Verrazano Narrows,” said DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens.
The plan was developed with input from community groups and residents in the region over the past year.