Local organizations to receive grant money to help protect Hudson River

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced nearly $500,000 in grants to protect the Hudson River.

The grants will go to 10 projects to help communities along the river protect water quality and habitats while conserving open space and increasing storm resiliency. The New York State Environmental Protection fund is providing the grants and the DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program will administer the funds.

Some of the money is coming to the Capital Region.

The Rensselaer Land Trust in Rensselaer County will receive $50,000 to collect water samples and analyze the data collected.

Siena College will receive over $48,000 to develop research priorities and an action plan to make management decisions for river tributaries.

Money will also go to two groups in Rensselaer County to identify areas with the greatest conservation and develop plans to address those needs.

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