Hudson River Summit Set for Next Week

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host a Hudson River Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Grandview, overlooking the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.

Co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns, the Summit keynote address will be delivered by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.

The Hudson River Summit is an opportunity to come together around a shared vision: to help people protect, revitalize and enjoy the estuary-and to develop effective partnerships to accomplish this,” said Commissioner Martens.

The Hudson River Summit will focus on building successful collaborations to implement the 2015-2020 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda, a blueprint to achieve six key benefits: clean water; resilient communities; vital estuarine ecosystem; conservation of its fish, wildlife, and habitats; preservation of the region’s natural scenery; and enhanced opportunities for education, river access, recreation and inspiration.

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