Simon Gruber, Hudson Valley Regional Council


Beacon (Fishkill Creek Watershed)
Karla Raimundi, Esq., Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
karla@clearwater.org (845) 265-8080 x 7159

Poughkeepsie (Fall Kill Creek Watershed)
Ryan Palmer, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
ryan@clearwater.org (845) 265-8080 x 7114

Hyde Park (Fall Kill Creek Watershed)
Emily Svenson, Hudson River Watershed Alliance

Kingston (Rondout Creek Watershed)
Victor-Pierre Melendez, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
victor@clearwater.org (845) 265-8080 x 7144

Yonkers (Saw Mill River Watershed)
Marcy Denker, Hudson River Watershed Alliance

Town & Village of Pawling (Croton River Watershed)
Emily Svenson, Hudson River Watershed Alliance

Newburgh (Quassaic Creek Watershed) and Town & Village of Warwick & Village of Greenwood Lake (Wallkill River & Greenwood Lake Watersheds)
Simon Gruber, Hudson Valley Regional Council
sgruber100@verizon.net (845) 534-5622


THE HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL COUNCIL (HVRC) is leading a green infrastructure (GI) planning project to protect and restore watersheds in the Hudson Valley region in New York State.
HVRC’s community outreach team, in partnership with municipal leaders, property owners and other interested citizens, will develop a set of conceptual project plans in each participating location -- some of which include several participating municipalities.

While the project is designed primarily to support water resources protection and restoration and to help create and retain jobs in the region, green infrastructure can bring added benefits including neighborhood revitalization, improved air quality and public health, energy efficiency, beautification, and enhanced quality of life.

This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

  • Build the capacity of municipalities and other local stakeholders to understand, plan for, implement and maintain GI practices. 
  • Develop an expanded inventory of potential GI sites and conceptual project designs in participating municipalities
  • Expedite development of plans that can be finalized and implemented as future funding sources are identified and local development projects move forward.
  • Facilitate ongoing planning, implementation, and maintenance of green infrastructure practices and programs.
  • Provide technical assistance for locating funding and other resources for longer-term project implementation. 

The priority is to make these conceptual plans as shovel-ready as possible.  Where additional local resources are available selected designs can potentially become more advanced.  This outreach and planning project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.


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