Since July 2022, HRNERR and several partners have been implementing a pilot shoreline stabilization project at Piermont Marsh to help to protect against marsh loss and bolster the resilience of the village.
Since 2008, thousands of New Yorkers have helped catch, count, and release more than one million juvenile eels. Now thanks to a collaboration between the Hudson River and the Jacques Cousteau Reserves, citizens of New Jersey can join the fun.
The Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s “Motus” wildlife tracking antenna, funded by the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, receives pings from tracking devices on birds, helping scientists better understand their movements.
Several tidal Hudson River projects completed in 2022 conserve, protect, and enhance river and shoreline habitats to sustain key species and a healthy ecosystem.
From the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA): The Hudson River Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force aims to bring state, nonprofit, and community partners together to coordinate invasive species monitoring and control across the Hudson River and its tributaries. Through improved communication and collaboration, partners can make sure that their resources are being used efficiently to monitor and manage sites that have been prioritized because of the particular habitat and species there.
From the Environmental Monitor, a FONDRIEST publication for environmental professionals: The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (HRNERR) is dedicated to improving the health and resilience of the Hudson River Estuary through integrated education, training, restoration, monitoring, and research programs that foster stewardship of the world’s resources. Through the research reserve’s System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) and local actions like the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda, the HRNERR is committed to putting federal funding, science and tools toward benefitting Hudson River communities and natural resources.
From the NERRS Science Collaborative: Eleven projects involving 17 reserve sites across the nation and totaling more than $3 million have been recommended for support by NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative, managed by the University of Michigan Water Center.
From the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA): The Institute Discovering Environmental Scientists (TIDES) program is a fully supported research opportunity that makes it possible for high school and college students and high school teachers of all economic backgrounds to participate. “The program makes up for any lost income from summer jobs and also offers transportation,” says Maija Niemisto, education specialist at the Hudson River Estuary Program.