Save the date: Hudson River Summit to help shape the 2015 – 2020 Hudson River Estuary Program Action Agenda

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program will host a Hudson River Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Grandview overlooking the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. The conference is co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens will deliver opening remarks. Online registration will be available soon on the Historic Hudson River Towns website: www.hudsonriver.com

The Hudson River Summit will focus on building successful collaborations to implement the 2015 – 2020 Hudson River Estuary Program Action Agenda, a conservation and restoration plan that guides the work of the Estuary Program and its partners. The Action Agenda defines the challenges we face and identifies desired conditions for the estuary and its watershed now and into the future.

The Action Agenda charts a course to provide six key benefits: clean water; resilient communities; vital estuary ecosystem; estuary fish, wildlife, & habitats; natural scenery; and education, river access, recreation, and inspiration. Please see the Hudson River Estuary Program Draft 2015-2020 Action Agenda Fact Sheet for more information

Registration for the conference, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch, is $35. Student registration is $20. The registration deadline is April 2, 2015. We encourage you to register once it opens – these events tend to sell out quickly.