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Planting Guides and Resources for the Hudson River

In order to aid individual landowners, landscapers and restoration practitioners in choosing New York native plant species for planting projects in the Hudson River watershed, the following lists have been compiled.  NOTE: None of these lists are comprehensive – if you have any questions or suggestions on expanding any of the lists, please contact


Proposed shoreline design featuring native plants. Image credit: Milone and MacBroom, Inc.

Native Planting Publications – A compilation of various native plant publications for New York State and the Northeastern U.S. Many of these publications also include an attribute list and planting suitability guides to aid in placement.

Native Plant Nurseries – A list of nurseries that sell plant species that are found in the Hudson River Estuary. The plants sold are not necessarily the native cultivars. For a true restoration project where native cultivars are needed, please inquire with the nursery or seller as to where the seed stock or propagated plants were originally sourced.

Sources for Biodegradable Landscaping Materials – Sources for purchasing landscaping materials, such as tree tubes, coir rolls, and other bio-engineering products for use in planting, landscaping and shoreline erosion control. Wholesale-only suppliers are listed for larger-scale projects.


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.