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Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Named a National Water Trail


On September 8, 2012 the National Park Service announced that the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail had been named a National Water Trail. The Greenway Water Trail is one of the first nine trails in the nation to receive this designation.

National Water Trail System

The purpose of the National Water Trails System is to create a steadily growing network of quality national water trails designated to promote recreational and conservation values and to provide support to the water trail community. The National Water Trails System uniquely connects Americans to the nation's waterways and strengthen the conservation, restoration, and stewardship of these waterways through broad-based community partnerships of federal, state, and local governments  and nonprofit organizations.

This collaborative inter-agency effort is administered by NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) and National Trails System (NRT). To date, nine water trails have been officially designated as National Water Trails. These exemplary water trails are located across the country; managed by federal, state and nonprofits; offer diverse recreational opportunities; and promote the protection, restoration, and stewardship of waterways.

About the Greenway

The Hudson River Valley Greenway is an innovative state agency created to facilitate the development of a voluntary regional strategy for preserving scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources while encouraging compatible economic development and maintaining the tradition of home rule for land use decision making.

Through voluntary participation in the Greenway community planning program, communities in thirteen counties in the Hudson River Valley can receive technical assistance and funding for local land use planning projects which support the goals of the Greenway program.

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