Photo Credit: Vivian Yess Wadlin

Hudson River Valley Science and Environment

Environmental aspects of the Hudson River Valley are complex and numerous. This page comprises a collection of easy-to-use introductory material on some of the key issues we've identified. We are working with scientists and Marist College students to create useful fact sheets for students, educators, and enthusiasts. Please check back often, as we will continuously update this page.

The Environment:
The Hudson River Illusion: How the Optical Illusions behind “Anti-Gravity Hills” Effects the River that Flows Two Ways
A Watershed Management Plan for the Fall Kill, Dutchess County, New York
Zebra Mussels

Flora and Fauna: 
Shad & Shad Roe
Bog Turtle
Blanding's Turtle
Timber Rattlesnake
Peregrine Falcons

Hudson Valley Mastodons

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