Scenic Hudson Recognized for Work Helping Waterfront Communities Prepare for Sea Level Rise

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -- Scenic Hudson

Conservation Achievement Award

Conservation Achievement Award

Scenic Hudson Acting Director of Science, Climate & Stewardship Nava Tabak holds the organization's Conservation Achievement Award surrounded by (left to right): Scenic Hudson Senior Vice President Steve Rosenberg, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program Coordinator Frances Dunwell, Consensus Building Institute Senior Mediator Ona Ferguson, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Program Director for the Environment Sacha Spector, Consensus Building Institute Senior Mediator Bennett Brooks and New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program Director Robert Pirani.

On May 23, Scenic Hudson was presented with a Conservation Achievement Award at the "State of the Estuary: Looking Back, Moving Forward" conference in New York City. The conference—hosted jointly by the NY-NJ Harbor and Estuary Program and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program—was held to mark the 30th anniversaries of those programs, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Scenic Hudson was recognized for its work to create the Kingston Waterfront Flooding Task Force, the pilot project of a collaborative public planning process designed to help waterfront communities become more resilient in the face of climate change and sea level rise. After the successful pilot, the program is being replicated in waterfront communities throughout the estuary.