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The Rensselaer County Hudson River Access Plan will provide an inventory of existing public access sites on the Rensselaer County Hudson River shoreline, conduct outreach and research for additional potential sites with shoreline communities, and make recommendations and design suggestions for improving access for people of all abilities, improved storm resiliency, and adequacy of facilities for user groups. The Rensselaer Land Trust will lead and manage the study, and engage a consultant team to perform the analysis and assist with outreach. While Rensselaer County has some notable Hudson River access points, this study will provide a comprehensive look at ways to "get people to the river" for recreation, and to have those facilities contribute to storm resiliency. RLT will partner with, has the support of, and will actively engage the municipalities along the shoreline in developing this plan.

Advisory Committee:
An Advisory Committee has been formed that will assist in consultant selection, help in setting up meetings and data gathering, and review Technical memos and draft and final reports.  Members consist of RLT and representatives from the shoreline municipalities of Rensselaer, Schodack, East Greenbush, North Greenbush and Troy



Time Frame


December 2016

Contract Award

Consult Estuary Program Staff

Winter 2016

Request for Consultant Proposals Circulated

Consultant Selection and Contract Award

Spring 2017

Technical Memo on Existing Plans

Summer 2017

Technical Memo on Existing Site Assessment

Outreach to User Groups, Municipalities and the General Public

Fall 2017

Technical Memo on Results of Outreach

Winter 2017

Draft Final Report

Final Report Publication

Final Report Distribution

Contract Close Out

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