DEC announces $1 million grant funding availability in Hudson River Estuary watershed


ALBANY – Approximately $1 million in grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed improve water quality, increase flood resiliency, and conserve natural resources through the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The funding comes from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.
The Tributary Restoration and Resiliency grants will help Hudson River communities remove dams to restore aquatic habitat connectivity for American eel and/or river herring found in tributary streams of the estuary. The grants are also intended to help communities with existing and projects impacts of localized flooding along tributaries of the estuary by removing constructions.
Priority will be given to dam removal projects that are in close proximity to the river, because of their importance for improving habitat for American eel and river herring. Engineering and planning projects for removal of dams and for right-sizing of culverts affecting eel or herring migration in the estuary watershed are also eligible for funding.

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