The Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) is the recipient of grant funding to assist with Water Quality Planning in the region through the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Federal Clean Water Act program. Through this funding, HVRC provides education and outreach to local municipalities with respect to water quality planning and stormwater management. Recent initiatives have included extensive work on green infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Hudson region. Examples of these projects are available on our web site here.

The current focus of the grant (2019-2023) is to assist municipalities with Source Water Protection Plans, 9 Element Watershed Management Plans, and education and outreach for MS4 communities.

HVRC has also partnered with NYSDEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program to develop legal opinions and papers on issues related to watersheds, stormwater, water quality, and wastewater. These documents, as well as videos of the seminars and other project materials, are available on our website here.