County planning officials, municipal officials, and other Hudson Valley stakeholders share information and ideas about local projects to be considered for inclusion in the Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan.©TNC


Through a participatory community planning process, Partners Restoring the Hudson is gathering specific information about the needs and opportunities for habitat restoration, community infrastructure and/or recreation and access in Hudson River Estuary and the communities along its shoreline.

Share your ideas about needs and opportunities in your community that relate to:

Habitat Restoration and Protection

  • Shoreline stabilization
  • Open/Green space
  • Brownfields
  • Invasive species occurrences
  • Locally important natural resources

Community Infrastructure

  • Combined sewer outfalls
  • Wastewater treatment plants and pump stations
  • Areas or structures prone or vulnerable to storm damage and flooding
  • Problematic bridges, culverts and dams
  • Green infrastructure (existing or planned/desired)
  • Riverfront (re)development areas
  • Utility repositioning

Recreation and Access

  • Undeveloped fishing, swimming or boat launch areas
  • Access areas in need of repair
  • Vulnerable historic or natural features

Please note: Projects and opportunities related to utility line expansion, community sports complexes and new commercial development cannot be included in the Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan.

Workshop attendees participated in an interactive mapping exercise to share project ideas and suggestions for their communities. ©TNC

Where You Can Find Information

Much of this information is available in existing community and regional plans such as the:

  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans (LWRP)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Mid-Hudson Sustainability Plan
  • Capital Region Sustainability Plan
  • Mid-Hudson Economic Development Plan
  • Capital Region Economic Development Plan
  • Natural Resources Inventory
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Plans (vulnerability studies and capital improvement plans)
  • Outstanding Irene/Lee/Sandy Recovery Plans and Projects
  • FEMA All Hazard Mitigation Plans
  • Village/Town Master Plans, Comprehensive Plans, Open Space Plans, Park and Recreation Plans
  • Long Range Capital Improvement Plans (may be in your local jurisdiction’s budget)

To share ideas about needs or opportunities in your community, click here.