STOCKPORT – Scenic Hudson has permanently protected 590 acres of scenic and ecologically important land along the Hudson River in Stockport that includes over 2.4 miles of shoreline. The property was one of the largest privately owned, undeveloped tracts of land along the Hudson River estuary.
The land deal is part of the organization’s ongoing campaign to “Save the Land that Matters Most.”
The site was proposed for a landfill in the 1980s, but local community people helped defeat that plan. Joseph Pierson and Skip and Sara Hartman, among those residents, supported Scenic Hudson’s acquisition of the land.
The property is adjacent to 296 acres protected by the organization in 2011 and later transferred to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for inclusion in the contiguous 1,500-acre Stockport Flats unit of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, a field laboratory for estuarine research, stewardship and education