News from the Hudson River Estuary Program
Requests for Proposals
Design of a Sustainable Shoreline at Hudson Shores Park in the City of Watervliet, NY
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and its partners, is inviting proposals to design a “Sustainable Shorelines” demonstration project at the Hudson Shores Park in the City of Watervliet, New York. (Maps and images are available in the RFP). The purpose of this project is to work with project partners to produce permit and construction ready plans for the site that incorporate ecologically-enhanced, engineered shoreline treatment(s) that resist erosion, enhance recreational use and access by the public, and improve the habitat value of the site for fish and wildlife species of the Hudson River Estuary.
Proposals are due at 12 p.m. on July 17, 2017. Up to $75,000 is available for this project and it is anticipated that one successful project will be chosen. To view the RFP and to apply, please visit the contractor opportunities page on the NEIWPCC website. Information is also available on the Hudson River Estuary Grants and Funding page of DEC's website.
Hudson River Estuary Grants-- Deadline July 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Local Stewardship Planning
This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to help local organizations and communities improve water quality, conserve natural resources, and increase resiliency to flooding and sea-level rise. The grants will fund feasibility studies; assessments; inventories; design and permitting; guidance documents; and handbooks. Approximately $450,000 is available; the minimum award amount is $10,500 and the maximum award amount is $50,000. For more information, please visit the Hudson River Estuary Grants and Funding Opportunities page on DEC's website.
River Access Improvements for People of All Abilities
This Request for Applications (RFA) is designed to help local organizations and communities execute quality projects which improve accessibility at existing river access sites for boating, fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife-dependent recreation; or to make improvements to educational interpretation of the estuary for people of all abilities on the tidal waters of the Hudson. Projects may include construction of physical improvements, purchase of adaptive equipment, or development of accessibility improvement plans. Approximately $220,000 is available; the minimum award amount is $10,500 and the maximum award amount is $50,000. For more information, please visit the Hudson River Estuary Grants and Funding Opportunities page on DEC's website.