The natural scenery of the Hudson River Valley has long been recognized as an important aspect of the region’s sense of place and has attracted artists and visitors from around the world. $135,000 is now available to help river shoreline landowners and historic sites manage their lands to conserve natural scenery and river vistas while protecting natural resources and wildlife habitat. Preserving scenic vistas for future generations to enjoy benefits communities along the Hudson River and the state’s growing recreation economy.
Funding to support this work is provided by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund and is administered by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) through a Request for Proposals (RFP).
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS EFC) has announced the availability of up to $185 million in grant funding through the New York Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure grants program. These funds are available to support water infrastructure projects that protect public health by removing or otherwise addressing emerging contaminants such as Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) or 1,4-Dioxane. Grants will fund up to 60 percent of project costs up to $3 million, or 40 percent of project costs up to $10 million. Eligible projects may include carbon systems to remove PFOA/PFOS from drinking water, Advanced Oxidative Process technologies to remove 1,4-dioxane, or other acceptable treatment to remove these contaminants.