Hudson River communities get $183K in grants for preservation, protection


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ALBANY, New York — Communities along the Hudson River are getting $183,000 in government grants to help preserve and protect the region.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the grants will help fund 80 projects related to recreation, education, water quality, conservation and storm preparedness.

The money comes from New York's Environmental Protection Fund and the Natural Resource Damages Fund.

The Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District will get $53,000 for culvert work designed to provide a spawning habitat for brook trout and to reduce flood risk.

The Village of Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County will receive $50,000 for work designed to provide recreational access to Wappinger Creek.

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