October 12, 2017




State grants for Hudson River communities

MID-HUDSON – A number of projects will receive state funding to help protect water quality and habitats in the Hudson River Estuary.

The City of Kingston will receive $45,820 to improve access for people of all abilities to swimming, fishing, and environmental education programs at Kingston Point Beach in Kingston Point Park.

The Upper Hudson Northern Catskill Natural Resource Trust in Greene County will receive $35,080 to work with Hudsonia and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene counties to complete a natural resources inventory for Greene County to guide conservation work county-wide.

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust will use its $49,348 grant to partner with Orange County Land Trust to assist the towns of Blooming Grove and Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson in creating open space inventories for each municipality.

The Town of Hillsdale will receive $24,160 to work with a consultant to create a natural resources inventory.

The Orange County Water Authority will receive $29,079 to renovate a stream monitoring network on the Moodna Creek, including installation of five new monitoring locations and upgrades to one existing station.

Pace University will receive $27,541 to work with the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance and implement a community-based land used leadership alliance in Ulster and Orange counties.

The City of Middletown will receive $50,000 to work with a consultant to produce a source water protection plan that will provide a framework to ensure safe drinking water for the city.

Trout Unlimited in Columbia County will receive $37,606 to develop the Town of Ancram Road Stream Crossing Replacement Plan.

Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson will receive $48,720 to work with the Saw Kill Watershed Community to improve understanding about connections between land-use and stream/watershed conditions.

Groundwork Hudson Valley in Westchester County will receive $48,768 to work with the Center for the Urban River at Beczak to re-energize the Saw Mill River Coalition as a watershed alliance.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties will receive $23,063 to develop a watershed management plan for the Catskill Creek watershed.



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