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For Release: Monday, October 2, 2017

Media Advisory for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DEC and NOAA to Recognize 35th Anniversary of Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Dedicate New Tide Station

What: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are recognizing 35 years of stewardship of more than 5,000 acres of protected lands that includes four tidal wetland and upland complexes spanning the middle 100 miles of the tidal Hudson River, with two sites in Rockland County (Piermont Marsh and Iona Island), one in Dutchess County (Tivoli Bays), and one in Columbia County (Stockport Flats). DEC and NOAA officials will also dedicate the new Turkey Point Tide Station, established by the reserve and DEC with NOAA support.

Who: DEC Deputy Commissioner James Tierney will be joined by elected officials, officials from NOAA, educators, scientists, and environmental groups.

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Norrie Point Environmental Education Center, Mills Norrie State Park, Staatsburg, NY. Visit DEC's website for directions to Norrie Point Environmental Education Center.

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