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Become a Valley Defender to get updates and take action on connecting communities to the Hudson River.

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READ the Historic Steel Truss Bridges Cultural Resource Survey and the Bridge Summaries report to learn more about how these structures helped people traverse the tracks to get to the river in the 20th century.

WATCH this presentation about Phase 2 of the Hudson River Access Plan by Scenic Hudson Director of Land Use Advocacy Jeff Anzevino

ADD YOUR VOICE! We bring the voices of the Hudson Valley directly to the decision makers and policy makers shaping our future. 

Federal Farm Bill

The U.S. Farm Bill is up for renewal in 2024. We’re making the case to Congressional leaders to include more support for our farms and farmers in the Northeast, and to include climate and environmental justice provisions in the new legislation.

Community Preservation Fund

CPFs allow certain Hudson Valley towns to set up funds to protect the land and historical buildings that maintain their unique identity. Find out if your town qualifies and how to get the support you need to make it happen.

ECO-LOGIC: Greening New York’s Budget

During the annual budgeting process in Albany, we make the case that investment in a clean, healthy environment is paramount to quality of life in New York.

New York Bond Act

The Bond Act, which was passed in November 2022, provides $4.2 billion for environmental and community projects across New York State.

Stop Toxic Barges

Commercial shipping is crucial for the Hudson Valley’s economy, but that activity can’t put the water, wildlife, and people of the Hudson Valley at risk.

Stop the Plant

Owners of the Danskammer power plant on the Hudson River in the Town of Newburgh wanted to replace the current facility — which operates only a few days a year — with a new gas plant that would run nearly all the time.

Heal the Hudson

We need sustained citizen action to heal the Hudson River and restore the health and full economic potential of the valley’s most important natural resource.

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Your contribution will help others access and enjoy the River. It will also help us influence policy makers to improve access for everyone along the Hudson.