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Stuyvesant park gets sprucing up

Jul 17, 2015 12:03 am
Deborah Lans in The Columbia Paper reports Stuyvesant's 117-acre Nutten Hook Unique Area owned by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is getting an upgrade thanks to General Electric's bad acts. The site on the Hudson River is getting improvements including gravel car and bus parking areas, a covered pavilion with a view of the river, picnic areas, and a trailhead informational kiosk. The DEC, the Town of Stuyvesant, the state Department of Transportation, and the Hudson River Valley Greenway, all contributed to the prject, with the DEC funding from an enforcement action against GE many years ago. Blueback herring, alewife, American shad, American eel, stripped bass, and the federally-endangered short-nosed sturgeon, are some of the fish that spawn in the bedrock outcropping in the Hudson River Estuary there. Recently Scenic Hudson and the state, with a $800,000 grant from the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have linked nearly five miles of shoreline from Nutten Hook south to the Hudson River Islands State Park, Gays Point Section with public access for recreation. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.