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29. Protecting the Hudson - A Balancing Act

As the river becomes cleaner, property along its shores becomes more valuable. Many people want to enjoy its beauty from riverside apartments and condominiums, while others would prefer public parks and boat launches on the river's edge. Hudson Valley communities sometimes find themselves balancing conflicting needs and demands as they consider proposals for use of waterfront land.

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City of Poughkeepsie waterfront
Development along the shores of the Hudson in Poughkeepsie