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NY buys riverfront acreage; adds to reserve

Jun 14, 2013 6:57 am
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="259"] Stockport Flats
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Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star the state has acquired 296 acres of riverfront property in Stockport and Stuyvesant as an addition to the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The state, through its Environmental Protection Fund, teamed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program to split the cost of the $1.6 million purchase from Scenic Hudson. The property will be added to the 5-mile Stockport Flats section of the Reserve, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation. The reserve is managed by both the DEC and NOAA. Stockport Flats includes a mix of wetlands, swamps and marshes. According to NOAA, the purchase will help protect spawning and nursing areas for the Hudson River’s migratory fish including blueback herring, alewife, American shad, American eel, striped bass, and the short-nosed sturgeon. Read the full story in the Register Star.