State seeks responses to estuary plan

THE STATE Department of Environmental Conservation will take written comments through Feb. 22 on its revised five-year plan to protect Hudson River estuaries in 10 counties along the river between New York City and the Troy dam.

The revised plan, which stems from a hearing last June at West Point, sets a target of land purchases and conservation agreements involving 90,000 acres by 2014.

The Draft Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda is available on the Web at

Written comments can be sent via e-mail to with “Draft Action Agenda” in the subject line, or by mail to Action Agenda, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561.
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