Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Congress established the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area in 1996 to recognize, preserve, protect, and interpret the region’s nationally significant cultural, historic, and natural resources. One of 40 national heritage areas, HRVNHA encompasses some four million acres between Saratoga and Westchester on both sides of the river.
The Greenway Conservancy for the HRV manages the Heritage Area. It also works with governments, groups, and individuals to establish a Hudson Valley trail system, promote the region as a single tourist destination, assist in preserving agriculture, and encourage increased cooperation between state and local governments.
National Park Service
The Roosevelt–Vanderbilt National Historic Sites are part of a network of nearly 400 natural, cultural, and recreational sites cared for by the National Park Service. These treasures, set aside by the American people to preserve, protect, and share, include buildings, objects, and landscapes. NPS also helps communities make the most of local resources.
The Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
The Hudson River Estuary Program leads a unique partnership to conserve natural resources, promote public use and enjoyment of the river, and clean up pollution that affects our ability to use and enjoy the Hudson. The International River Foundation has recognized HREP as one of the world’s top five river management programs. HRE has lesson plans in all disciplines for grades 3-7.
The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College
The Hudson River Valley Institute is the academic arm of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Its mission is to study and promote the region and to provide the public with educational resources including lesson plans for grades 4-12. The Institute also publishes the Hudson River Valley Review and manages a dynamic digital library and regional portal.