• Protection and restoration of the Hudson River Estuary will depend upon the efforts of many partners to accomplish our shared goals.
  • A healthy Hudson River contributes to our local economy and quality of life through recreation, tourism and jobs.
  • Water quality improvements benefit habitats for waterfowl, migratory birds and other species, and leads to increased recreational opportunities.
  • A comprehensive plan to restore and revitalize the Hudson River.


Sound science is vital to our understanding of the Hudson River Estuary. It helps identify problems, develop solutions and guide decision-making.


Successful habitat restoration will increase the health and diversity of the river and preserve the many critical functions that these habitats provide.

Community Resilience

Restoration of natural systems can help protect waterfront communities and help them adapt to future extreme weather events and sea-level rise.


Enhanced public access ensures that residence and tourists can enjoy many recreational opportunities.  These activities create jobs and contribute to local economies.

Hudson River Estuary

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Do you own or manage land along a stream? You can apply for free native plants to help to reduce erosion and improve habitat along your stream! The Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Program offers free native tree and shrubs for planting along the tributary streams in the Hudson River Estuary watershed.  Our staff can […]


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Photo Credits:   Panoramic images of Hudson River © Carl Heilman II;   Swimmers © Wendy Brown;   Kayakers © Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies