Credit: John H. McShane


Hudson River Shallow-Water Dredging Partnership

Click here for PDF of the Shallow Water Dredging Workbook

Shallow Water Boat Slip/Marina dredging became a major issue for the Navigator at his Hudson River Boating Conference in November of 2004.
An event sponsored by American Heritage Rivers Initiative, the Hudson River Boat & Yacht Association, the Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association , and the Empire State Marine Trades Association.  Invited panelists included: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department Of State, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, NY Sea Grant, Dr. Richard Bopp, Hudson Riverkeeper, Hudson River Estuary Center, Hudson River Marine Trades Association, Vinny Tamanga Hudson River Navigator.

There have been numerous workshops and meeting since then, culminating in a Workbook to identify specific boat basins assets and needs. This workbook has been shared with all of our Hudson River boating facilities, and is available as a printable PDF file above. Participants' answers will be entered into the Navigator's final report on the issue and shared with participants, legislators, and the general public as part of an ongoing effort to facilitate the maintenance and improvement of basins and marinas on the river.

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Fresh Off The Barge

Fresh Off The Barge began in 2003 as a "floating farm market," showcasing local and regional produce and gourmet foods.

At Yonkers Riverfest 2003

At City Parks Alliance

At Local Harvest


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Preserve America is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Preserve America Executive Order
Signed by President Bush on March 3, 2003, Executive Order 13287, "Preserve America," complements the Preserve America initiative. The order:
  • Provides leadership in preserving America's heritage by actively advancing the protection, enhancement, and contemporary use of the historic properties owned by the Federal Government, and promotes intergovernmental cooperation and partnerships for the preservation and use of historic properties.
  • Directs Federal agencies to increase their knowledge of historic resources in their care and to enhance the management of these assets.
  • Encourages agencies to seek partnerships with State, tribal, and local governments and the private sector to make more efficient and informed use of their resources for economic development and other recognized public benefits.
  • Better combines historic preservation and nature tourism by directing the agencies to assist in the development of local and regional nature tourism programs using the historic resources that are a significant feature of many State and local economies.

The Preserve America initiative offers technical and financial assistance to Federal agencies that can be used to:

  • bolster local heritage preservation efforts;
  • support better integration of heritage preservation and economic development; and
  • foster and enhance intergovernmental and public-private partnerships to accomplish these goals.