DEC awards $350,000 to reduce flooding, restore aquatic habitats, improve climate resiliency

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ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded $350,000 for three projects to help communities improve climate resiliency, mitigate local flooding, and restore stream habitats in the Hudson River Estuary.

A grant of $125,000 will be designed to revitalize the Ossining shoreline and improve community connectivity at the Henry Gourdine and Louis Engel Waterfront Parks.

Another $125,000 grant was awarded to Hudson Valley Collaborative for a project in the City of Hudson that will use a nature-based approach to protecting shoreline and tidal wetlands from sea-level rise, while maintaining active recreation and cultural activities.

An almost $100,000 grant was awarded to develop municipal management plans for road-stream crossings and dams in the towns of Red Hook and Milan.

The project will improve water quality, reduce flood risks, and reconnect habitat for migratory and resident fish in the Hudson River estuary.