Request for Applications: Tributary Restoration and Resiliency and Water Resources Research

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Tributary Restoration and Resiliency: Request for Applications

Underwater photo of a school of herring.Fresh water river and stream habitats are linked to the estuary through a network of tributary connections. Each year, migratory fish must navigate these pathways to move between feeding, nursery, and spawning grounds. Many culverts and dams are blocking fish movement, dramatically shrinking the habitat available. There are more than 1,600 dams and 10,000 culverts in the estuary watershed. DEC provides grant funding through the Hudson River Estuary Program to help communities assess and replace these barriers.

$986,000 is now available in the Tributary Restoration and Resiliency Request for Applications to help reduce local flooding and restore aquatic habitats in tributary streams of the Hudson. These funds will support projects to restore free-flowing waters to benefit aquatic habitat connectivity for Species of Greatest Conservation Need, particularly the American eel and river herring.

The deadline for applications is February 5, 2020 at 3 p.m. Funding for this grant opportunity is provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, Hudson River Estuary Program and Ocean Great Lakes Program. Please visit DEC's website Funding Opportunities for the Hudson River Estuary for more information.

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