Advocacy

Reasoned Commentary and Professional Guidance

In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named New York’s Hudson Valley one of America’s “Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places.” When announcing its selection, the National Trust characterized the region as “a mix of scenery and history that is unmatched anywhere else in the country,” and noted the grave threat posed to this rich legacy by proposed large-scale re-industrialization and encroaching sprawl. The Hudson Valley’s nomination was spearheaded by HRH and Scenic Hudson, and submitted jointly by a team of regional preservation and environmental organizations.

Hudson River Heritage has interested party status with Hudson River National Historic Landmark District municipalities and provides reasoned commentary and professional guidance to groups with preservation concerns throughout the region. HRH co-founded the Hudson Valley Preservation Coalition, a group of environmental, community, business, and preservation organizations united to block one of the nation’s largest coal-fired plants from being built near Frederic Church’s Olana. More recently, HRH was an active participant in the Friends of Kingston Waterfront coalition, successfully advocating for changes to plans for a large waterfront housing development.

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