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Conservation and Stewardship


Stewardship includes aspects of research, monitoring, education, policy, and implementation of resource management actions. Through our conservation and stewardship programs, the Reserve provides long-term protection of natural resources within the Hudson River estuary system and acts as a model of responsible resource management practices for coastal communities.


Water chestnut removal volunteer

A volunteer helps remove invasive water chestnut

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.