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Senator Gillibrand and Scenic Hudson's Ned Sullivan advocating for a cleaner Hudson River. February 2024 in Albany.

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.

River Access

On both shores of the Hudson, railroad tracks prevent communities from accessing their waterfronts and taking advantage of the river’s recreational, scenic, and economic potential. We must continue to protect and enhance river access for all.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Stop Toxic Barges

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 want to replace the current facility — which operates only a few days a year — with a new gas plant that will run nearly all the time.

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.

River Access

On both shores of the Hudson, railroad tracks prevent communities from accessing their waterfronts and taking advantage of the river’s recreational, scenic, and economic potential. We must continue to protect and enhance river access for all.
Stop Toxic Barges

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 want to replace the current facility — which operates only a few days a year — with a new gas plant that will run nearly all the time.
Senator Gillibrand and Scenic Hudson's Ned Sullivan advocating for a cleaner Hudson River. February 2024 in Albany.

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.

Past campaign WINS

New York Bond Act

FUNDING AVAILABLE: The Bond Act provides $4.2 billion for environmental and community projects across New York State. Learn more about the project’s goals and available funds: https://defendthevalley.org/campaign/bond-act/ #DefendtheValley

Storm King Mountain (Cornwall)

Conserving the iconic northern gateway to the Hudson Highlands, Con Edison agreed not to build a destructive hydroelectric plant. Scenic Hudson was established to protect the mountain and led the successful 17-year campaign.

Riverfront Towers (Yonkers)

Securing public riverfront access and preserved downtown Palisades views resulted from a settlement we brokered to stop construction of a wall of 38-story towers along the city’s waterfront.

Bear Mountain Bridge

To safeguard the Hudson Highlands’ beauty, we partnered in a successful lawsuit to stop construction of a 14-story condominium just north of the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Hudson River Anchorages

Preserving water quality and habitats, public action has twice halted the U.S. Coast Guard’s attempts to expand the locations where barges carrying hazardous materials can anchor, once in 2016 and again in 2023.

New York Bond Act

FUNDING AVAILABLE: The Bond Act provides $4.2 billion for environmental and community projects across New York State. Learn more about the project’s goals and available funds: https://defendthevalley.org/campaign/bond-act/ #DefendtheValley

Rockland Desalination Plant (Haverstraw)

Our six-year campaign to halt construction of an environmentally harmful desalination plant on Haverstraw Bay — site of some of the river’s most important aquatic habitats — ended in victory when plans to build the facility were dropped.

St. Lawrence Cement Plant (Hudson)

Preserving air quality and iconic views from Olana, New York State rejected plans to erect this 20-building manufacturing complex resulting from our grassroots campaign to stop its construction.

Sloop Hill (New Windsor)

Preserving a prominently visible river promontory and prime bald eagle habitat, NYS acquired 100 acres slated for a 530-unit condominium. Scenic Hudson played a lead role in securing the land’s protection.

New York Bond Act

FUNDING AVAILABLE: The Bond Act provides $4.2 billion for environmental and community projects across New York State. Learn more about the project’s goals and available funds: https://defendthevalley.org/campaign/bond-act/ #DefendtheValley

Pilgrim Pipelines (Hudson Valley)

We engaged people and communities to oppose this proposal to construct two crude oil pipelines through the valley. The outcry against the project led to its abandonment, halting potential environmental, public health, and safety threats.

LG Headquarters (Englewood, NJ)

In a “win-win” for the environment and the economy, LG Electronics reached an agreement with Scenic Hudson and partners to reduce the height of its proposed corporate tower atop the Palisades, preserving magnificent views and keeping jobs in the region.

Expanded Crude Oil Operations (Albany)

Decreasing the likelihood of hazardous spills and health threats in local neighborhoods, Global Partners decided not to build new crude oil facilities. We partnered in opposing the expanded operations.