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Hudson River on the Rise, Follow-Up

April 27, 2017–Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, NY

Nearly 170 representatives from state agencies, non-profits, academia, professional firms, and Hudson Valley municipalities/communities convened in the mid-Hudson Valley on a seasonable spring morning.  The over-arching topic of the day:  climate change.

While this subject can often result in a feeling of uncertainty and dread, speakers throughout the day told stories of proactive adaptation and anticipation all along the Hudson from New York City  to Catskill and beyond.  There is no doubt that communities along the Hudson will have a lot of work to do to protect the ecology of and their connection with this important estuary system.  However, the conference left many equipped with a renewed sense of hope, as well as knowledge and tools to help both the built and natural communities thrive in the face of a changing climate.

Feel free to reach out to lucille.potter@dec.ny.gov with any follow-up questions you might have.

See the original event announcement here.

The program, as well as list of talk titles and speaker’s names/affiliations can be found at Hudson River on the Rise page.  Additionally, some speakers made their presentations available to the public; these are included as well.

Press and Other Items

First video of NYSDEC’s Climate Smart Communities series, featuring the certification program’s action:  “develop climate adaptation strategies”.

Register Star coverage

Hudson Valley News Network coverage

The Daily Mail coverage

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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