Helping People Enjoy, Protect, and Revitalize the Hudson River
The Hudson River Estuary Program helps people enjoy, protect, and revitalize the Hudson River and its valley. The program focuses on the tidal Hudson and adjacent watershed from the federal dam at Troy to the Verrazano Narrows in New York City, including upper New York-New Jersey Harbor (see map of Hudson River Estuary Program Boundary (PDF).) The program works with many groups to develop knowledgeable and effective stewards of the estuary, using an understanding of the river's ecology as a foundation for its work.
With projects that help manage and restore key species like striped bass and bald eagles, estuary grants have allowed counties, towns and villages in the Hudson River Valley to take ownership of their resources and define the future of their communities while contributing to the overall health and beauty of the region. Cooperation with partners such as the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve is key to the Hudson River Estuary Program's success. Read 2020 State of the Hudson for more information on progress to restore the Hudson River Estuary.
- Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2021 - 2025
- 2022 Hudson River Estuary Coordinator's Report (PDF)
- 2015 - 2020 Hudson River Estuary Coordinator's Report (PDF)
- 2020 State of the Hudson Report
A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor
The 21st Annual Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor takes place Thursday, October 5. During this one-day event, shorefronts along the Hudson River and the piers of New York Harbor are busy with activity as thousands of students equipped with seine nets, minnow pots, and water testing gear collect data on the Hudson's fish and invertebrates, track the river's tides and currents, and examine water chemistry and quality. Training workshops, online lesson plans, specialized equipment, data from previous years, and other resources are provided to educators. The Hudson River Estuary Program co-sponsors the event with the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is produced with assistance from the Columbia Climate School Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, which hosts the Day in the Life website.