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Estuary Training Program

The Estuary Training Program provides training and up-to-date scientific information, access to technologies, and skill-building opportunities. The Program seeks to enhance the scientific knowledge, technical capacity, and skills of professionals involved in making decisions that affect the habitats, shore lands, water quality, and other natural resources of the Hudson River Estuary. We also seek to increase collaborative networking opportunities within the Hudson River Estuary. The Estuary Training Program is part of the national Coastal Training Program, an initiative of NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Breakout groups for restoration training workshop

Training Topics

Training topics vary widely, from sea level rise, climate change adaptation, protection of Hudson River aquatic and shoreline habitats, and stormwater, to process skills such as meeting facilitation and communicating effectively. All topics relate to responsible and sustainable estuarine issues …Learn more about Training Topics

Who Attends Training Events?

Training events are attended by people who make decisions related to Hudson River environmental issues especially related to sea level rise, global warming, restoration science, and Hudson River habitats. They include municipal officials, planners, state agency staff, environmental non-profit staff, shoreline stakeholders, restoration scientists, and land and natural resource managers.


Partnerships play an important role in the Estuary Training Program. Partners have included NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Office of Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater, Hudson River Environmental Society, New York State Sea Grant, NYS Department of State Office of Communities and Waterfronts, Hudson River Greenway, and New York State Parks. Please contact if you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits and professional development hours, needed to maintain professional certification, are often offered with the training that we provide. The following credits have been offered for their respective professional disciplines in our trainings:

Other Services

The Estuary Training Program also offers technical assistance by serving on regional committees, providing input on initiatives, grant-writing, and a variety of other activities. We also aim to serve as a resource for information by providing links to resources and connecting decision makers to experts and agencies who may be able to provide assistance and useful information. Contact us to learn more


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.