We are New York’s National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Bringing people, science, and data together to work for the Hudson River’s communities and natural resources. 

Get Data

We monitor Hudson River waters, habitats, and tides every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Our data has been telling the story of life on the Hudson River for decades.

Visit Us

We are your home base on the Hudson. The Norrie Point Environmental Center, and our lands and waters, are open for you to explore, learn, and take action as a citizen scientist or volunteer. 


Our field-based education programs are rooted in science and designed for students, teachers, and life-long learners. We help you get your feet wet and boots muddy and discover the Hudson for yourself.

Places for Research, Education, Stewardship, & Training

As part of a nationwide network of Reserves sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we put federal funding, science, and tools to work on behalf of Hudson River communities and natural resources. 

Working with the Hudson River Estuary Program

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve assist the Hudson River Estuary Program with implementing the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda—a conservation and restoration blueprint for a strong, vibrant, healthy estuary and watershed.

Our Mission

The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve’s mission is to improve the health and resilience of the Hudson River Estuary by conserving estuarine habitats through integrated education, training, stewardship, restoration, monitoring, and research programs. 

Sustainable Shorelines

The Estuary Training Program (ETP) provides training and up-to-date scientific information, access to technologies, and skill-building opportunities. Central to the ETP is the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project, which provides science-based recommendations for shore zone management to enhance natural benefits while meeting protection needs.