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Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda

The Draft Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2021-2025 (PDF) is a conservation and restoration blueprint that guides the work of the Estuary Program and its partners. The Action Agenda expresses a shared vision for the region, as defined by diverse groups of people who live and work along the river and in its valley. The Estuary Program's role is to develop the essential actions necessary to achieve that vision and to organize, support, and guide our many partners to realize the goals of the vision.

Public comment on the Draft Action Agenda will be accepted through July 9, 2021. Please submit public comments to Hudson River Estuary Program with 'Action Agenda' in the subject line. Written comments should be sent to:
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561

The 2021 - 2025 Action Agenda (PDF) is organized around the key benefits that result from a strong and vibrant estuary ecosystem and is grouped into three themes:

  • A Vital River Ecosystem
    • Sustainable estuarine fisheries
    • Robust river habitats
    • Clean Hudson River water
  • A Thriving & Resilient Watershed
    • Healthy tributaries
    • Climate-adaptive communities
    • Conserved natural areas for wildlife, source water, climate resilience, and scenery
  • People Living Well With Nature
    • An informed and engaged public
    • An accessible Hudson River for people of all ages and abilities

Coordinated by the Hudson River Estuary Program, the Action Agenda is implemented over a five-year period by DEC in partnership with other state agencies and the federal government, as well as local municipalities, nonprofit groups, academic and scientific institutions, businesses, trade organizations, conservation groups, landowners, and dedicated citizens. State and federal agency partners include the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Hudson River Valley Greenway, the Office of General Services, the Departments of State, Health, and Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA.

Details of the recent accomplishments (2015 - 2020) of the Hudson River Estuary Program and its partners in meeting the objectives of the Action Agenda are available in the 2015 - 2020 Hudson River Estuary Program Coordinator's Report (PDF) and the 2020 State of the Hudson (leaves DEC website).

More about Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda:

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    NYSDEC Region 3
    21 S Putt Corners Rd
    New Paltz, NY 12561
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