The Future of the Hudson is an initiative dedicated to preserving and protecting the Hudson River, which has been designated as an American Heritage River by the United States Congress. Our goal is to create a sustainable and thriving future for the Hudson, its communities, and the environment.
Our mission is to promote and advance environmental conservation and sustainable development in the Hudson River watershed. We strive to protect and enhance the ecological, economic, and cultural value of the Hudson, while engaging and educating communities about the importance of preserving this unique and precious resource.
We believe that protecting the Hudson requires a collaborative effort from diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, community organizations, businesses, and individuals. We work to foster partnerships and build coalitions that bring together a variety of perspectives and expertise to address the complex challenges facing the river.
The Future of the Hudson has several programs focused on different aspects of our mission. Our programs include:
Environmental Monitoring and Research
We conduct and support scientific research to better understand the health and ecology of the Hudson River and its watershed. Our monitoring efforts help to identify potential threats to the river’s ecosystem and inform management decisions.
Community Outreach and Education
We work to engage and educate communities about the importance of the Hudson River and its watershed. Our outreach efforts include public events, workshops, and educational materials that aim to raise awareness and encourage action.
Sustainable Development and Planning
We support sustainable development and planning practices that balance environmental protection with economic and social needs. Our work includes promoting green infrastructure, supporting smart growth initiatives, and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of communities and the environment.
Advocacy and Policy
We advocate for policies and regulations that protect the Hudson River and its watershed. Our advocacy efforts include working with elected officials and decision-makers at all levels of government to ensure that environmental considerations are incorporated into decision-making processes.
The Future of the Hudson relies on the support of individuals and organizations who share our vision for a sustainable future for the Hudson River. There are many ways to get involved, including volunteering, making a donation, or joining our advocacy network. Visit our website to learn more about how you can help protect the Hudson for future generations.