Public Access

Why do we care about public access to the Hudson River? Because we believe that every citizen deserves not only a clean river, but also a way to experience and enjoy it. If people are allowed to use the river, then they will appreciate it, and they will defend it. Our goal is to expand access to the river for a variety of uses – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, nature study, environmental research and education, art, and just relaxing and contemplating its grandeur – in order to improve the lives of this generation and the ones that follow and to impress upon them that the Hudson is the lifeblood of the region.

  • Protecting Public Access

  • Public Access Laws

  • The Public Trust Doctrine

  • Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act

  • The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act

  • EPA Regulations

  • Railroad Law Section 90

  • First Amendment to U.S. Constitution

  • Maps of Access Points

  • Newtown Creek Kayak Launch

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