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As of January 1, 2024, the Rensselaer Land Trust has merged with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. For all questions regarding donations, events, land, or other matters, please visit or call 518-712-9211. For questions about the merger, use extension 101 to speak with Jim Bonesteel. You can expect a new name and logo for our merged organization by Spring / Summer 2024 and a new website by the end of the year!

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Hudson River Access Plan PressReleasePicThe Rensselaer Land Trust is undertaking the Rensselaer County Hudson River Access Plan and is looking for public input and feedback.


What is the Rensselaer County Hudson River Access Plan?

The Plan will provide an inventory of existing public access sites on the Rensselaer County Hudson River shoreline and through outreach, research, and public engagement, identify additional potential sites along the shoreline for access to the Hudson River. The plan will include recommendations and design suggestions for improving access for people of all abilities, improved storm resiliency, and adequacy of facilities for all user groups.

What is the Goal of the Plan?

The goal is “To provide a County-wide planning document that can be used to support and advance the implementation of Hudson River Access Projects that have the support of municipalities and user groups, and improve accessibility and storm resiliency.”

This project is being undertaken by the Rensselaer Land Trust with funding provided by a grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Technical work is being undertaken by Planning4Places, LLC with assistance from Weston & Sampson, Inc.

How can the Public Provide Input?

In addition to talking with the consultant team at some local events such as farmers markets and festivals this summer, a short online survey has been developed to collect input on a range of topics related to river access. To provide your input please click on the following link:


To find out more about the project, please visit:

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