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Stream under leafy branches. Photo courtesy Town of Montgomery CAC.

The Town of Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council has been working on a proposal to create a Critical Environmental Area (CEA) for the Tin Brook - Valley and Beaverdam Brook aquifers in the Town with technical…

View into tops of trees in an upland forest in spring. By L. Heady

The Woodstock Town Board will consider classifying a significant  portion of its Zena hamlet as a Critical Environmental Area (CEA)to help protect natural resources.

View of Rondout Creek, with clouds reflecting in water and views of Fall foliage and boats. By L Heady

Mayor Steve Noble said in a prepared statement that the two grants are “crucial to advancing the vision of our Open Space Plan and other critical land-preservation goals and to revive our kayak dock in the Rondout…

A man and a woman walk through the forest. Photo by Micheal Koff

New Scotland was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the state that will allow the town to catalog its natural resources and come up with a plan for their future preservation. 

The grant is funded by the…

View of the Hudson River from Constitution Marsh in the Hudson Highlands

"Thanks to Governor Hochul's support, the $1.5 million in grants announced today will help Hudson River Valley communities develop plans and advance tools to become more resilient to flooding and other climate…

Two people walk toward the Hudson River in view of the Newburgh-Beacon bridge.

The Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee is seeking community input on how to utilize and protect the city’s green and open spaces. An anonymous survey is available in English and Spanish until Oct. 30 at …

A group of training participants stand at the edge of a lake in autumn. By L Heady

The Town and Village of Rhinebeck have entered into a technical assistance partnership with DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County for the creation of a Natural…

narrow stream flows through woods in early spring with morning light filtering through the trees - by L Heady

"The funding awards announced today will help Hudson River communities in Columbia, Dutchess, and Westchester counties bolster their climate resilience by enhancing the ability of natural systems to reduce flood…

View through forest toward small water body - Courtesy of River Journal

Westchester Land Trust (WLT) announced the acquisition and conservation of 125 acres across three land preservation projects in the Town of Cortlandt, NY.…

Map of forests and floodplains from the Town of Hillsdale NRI

The Hillsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and its consultants have spent countless hours identifying and compiling the town’s natural resources and the CAC has now embarked on an open space plan for the town…

Woodland pool with mossy hummocks in the forest - by L Heady

What sets the Town of Esopus comprehensive planning approach apart from a standard planning process is that instead of waiting until the Plan was adopted to begin affecting change and improving the community, the…

Screen shot of Town of Poughkeepsie NRI and Open Space Plan Web Page

The Town of Poughkeepsie has initiated development of a Natural Resources Inventory and Open Space Plan and would like input from residents.

The online survey seeks to identify the community’s vision and…