DEC AWARDS $75,000 GRANT FOR SUSTAINABLE SHORELINES DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AT NYACK BEACH STATE PARK

In partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program awarded Princeton Hydro LLC a grant of $74,865 to design a sustainable shorelines demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park in the village of Upper Nyack, Rockland County, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. This initiative supports storm resiliency through green infrastructure, the focus of Governor Cuomo’s “Reimagining New York for a New Reality,” a $17 billion strategy that will transform New York’s infrastructure, transportation networks, energy supply, coastal protection, weather warning system and emergency management to better protect New Yorkers from future extreme weather.

The purpose of the grant is to design improvements to the park’s shoreline, which is along the western shore of the Hudson River north of the Tappan Zee Bridge, to reduce erosion, improve habitat for aquatic species and enhance the recreational use of the park. The designed improvements also will increase the property’s resiliency to sea-level rise, storm surges and wave action resulting from coastal storms.