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February 7, 2010

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State provides “eco-docks” grants

ALBANY – The state’s Environmental Protection Fund’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program has awarded grants for five projects in the Hudson Valley.

The awards, from the 2009-2010 budget, will serve as legacy projects of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial celebration.

In Columbia County, a $38,542 award will enable the City of Hudson to construction a canoe and kayak launch at the southern end of Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, including the addition of a secure storage rack for canoes and kayaks.

In Dutchess County, a $150,000 grant will enable the City of Beacon, in partnership with environmental organization Scenic Hudson, to build a kayak deck at Long Dock Beacon as part of a kayak center.

In Greene County, a $22,500 grant will enable the Village of Athens to construct a dockage system for non-motorized boaters to complete its fourth Street boat launch.

In Rockland County, a $150,000 grant will enable the Village of Nyack to design and construct a ramp and dock at the Nyack Marina.

In Westchester County, an $8,625 grant will enable the Village of Irvington to build a rubberized docking system adjacent to the existing kayak and canoe ramp located at the southern end of Scenic Hudson Park.

 


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